The Cambridge Companion to Velazquez

The Cambridge Companion to Velazquez

by Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt
     
 
The Cambridge Companion to Velázquez offers a synthetic overview of one of the greatest painters of Golden Age Spain and seventeenth century Europe. With contributions from art historians and those working in other disciplines, this book offers fresh approaches to the vast literature on this artist. The essays also guide the reader to an understanding of Velá

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The Cambridge Companion to Velázquez offers a synthetic overview of one of the greatest painters of Golden Age Spain and seventeenth century Europe. With contributions from art historians and those working in other disciplines, this book offers fresh approaches to the vast literature on this artist. The essays also guide the reader to an understanding of Velázquez's work--his training in his native Seville, reflections in his oeuvre of artistic currents from outside Spain, and how Velázquez's religious paintings may be understood within the religious context of Counter-Reformation Spain.

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"The essays provide ... a touchstone for examining the directions in which scholarship on the artist is advancing and, equally important, pose new perspectives for relating the painter and his works to the art and culture of early modern Spain." Seventeenth Century News

"Essential..to any library on Hispanic art." CAA Reviews

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Ten chapters provide a synthetic overview of Vel<'a>quez's work and its place in 17th-century Spanish culture. Historians, art historians, literary scholars, and musicologists consider the reception of his work, its relationship to the literature of the time, the musical elements of his art, his training and influences, and the religious content and context. Black and white prints of the art are provided. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521660464
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1902
Series:
Cambridge Companion to the History of Art Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.75(d)

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