Velazquez: Masterpieces in Colour

Velazquez: Masterpieces in Colour

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Velazquez: Masterpieces in Colour by S. L. Bensusan

VELAZQUEZ MASTERPIECES IN COLOUR BY S. L. BENSUSAN. ILLUSTRATED WITH EIGHT REPRODUCTIONS IN COLOUR.

CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
I. THE METHOD AND INFLUENCE OF VELAZQUEZ
II. THE PAINTER'S EARLY DAYS
III. VELAZQUEZ IN MADRID
IV. A RETROSPECT

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
Plate
I. The Infante Don Fernando of Austria
II. Las Meniñas
III. The Infante Philip Prosper
IV. The Infante Don Balthasar Carlos
V. Antonio the Englishman
VI. Admiral Adriano Pulido Pareja
VII. Donna Mariana of Austria
VIII. The Princess Maria Theresa of Austria

Diego Rodrigues da Silva y Velázquez (June 6, 1599 - August 6, 1660) was a Spanish painter who was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV. He was an individualistic artist of the contemporary Baroque period, important as a portrait artist. In addition to numerous renditions of scenes of historical and cultural significance, he painted scores of portraits of the Spanish royal family, other notable European figures, and commoners, culminating in the production of his masterpiece Las Meninas (1656).

From the first quarter of the nineteenth century, Velázquez's artwork was a model for the realist and impressionist painters, in particular Édouard Manet. Since that time, more modern artists, including Spain's Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí, as well as the Anglo-Irish painter Francis Bacon, have paid tribute to Velázquez by recreating several of his most famous works.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477632789
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/07/2012
Pages: 30
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.08(d)

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