The Vanishing Vel zquez

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  • Author : Laura Cumming
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 296 pages
  • ISBN : 147676218X
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 6 reviews
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The Vanishing Vel zquez

The Vanishing Vel    zquez
  • Author : Laura Cumming
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 08 November 2016
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From one of the world's most expert art critics, the incredible true story--part art history and part mystery--of a Velázquez portrait that went missing and the obsessed nineteenth-century bookseller determined to prove he had found it. When John Snare, a nineteenth-century provincial bookseller, traveled to a liquidation auction, he stumbled on a vivid portrait of King Charles I that defied any explanation. The Charles of the painting was young--too young to be king--and yet also too young to be

The Vanishing Man

The Vanishing Man
  • Author : Laura Cumming
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 03 January 2017
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In 1845, a Reading bookseller named John Snare came across the dirt-blackened portrait of a prince at a country house auction. Suspecting that it might be a long-lost Velázquez, he bought the picture and set out to discover its strange history - a quest that led from fame to ruin and exile. Fusing detection and biography, this book shows how and why great works of art can affect us, even to the point of mania. And on the trail of

The Vanishing Vel zquez

The Vanishing Vel  zquez
  • Author : Laura Cumming
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 12 April 2016
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From one of the world’s most expert art critics, the incredible true story—part art history and part mystery—of a Velazquez portrait that went missing and the obsessed nineteenth-century bookseller determined to prove he had found it. When John Snare, a nineteenth-century provincial bookseller, traveled to a liquidation auction, he stumbled on a vivid portrait of King Charles I that defied any explanation. The Charles of the painting was young—too young to be king—and yet also

Five Days Gone

Five Days Gone
  • Author : Laura Cumming
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release : 27 August 2019
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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Velazquez Laura Cumming shares the riveting story of her mother’s mysterious kidnapping as a toddler in a small English coastal village—and how that event reverberated through her own family and her art for decades. In the fall of 1929, when Laura Cumming’s mother was three years old, she was kidnapped from a beach on the Lincolnshire coast of England. There were no screams when she was taken,

On Chapel Sands

On Chapel Sands
  • Author : Laura Cumming
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release : 02 February 2021
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NOMINATED FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHY ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NONFICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Velazquez shares a riveting true story “with as many twists and turns as any mystery” (Los Angeles Times) describing her mother’s mysterious kidnapping as a toddler in a small English coastal

On Chapel Sands

On Chapel Sands
  • Author : LAURA. CUMMING
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 02 April 2020
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**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** **SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD** 'A modern masterpiece' Guardian Uncovering the mystery of her mother's disappearance as a child: Laura Cumming, prize-winning author and art critic, takes a closer look at her family story. In the autumn of 1929, a small child was kidnapped from a Lincolnshire beach. Five agonising days went by before she was found in a nearby village. The child remembered nothing of these events and nobody ever spoke of them at home.

Diego Vel zquez s Early Paintings and the Culture of Seventeenth century Seville

Diego Vel  zquez s Early Paintings and the Culture of Seventeenth century Seville
  • Author : Tanya J. Tiffany
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release : 19 October 2021
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"Explores the early works of seventeenth-century Spanish painter Diego Velâazquez. Focuses on works from 1617 to 1623, examining the painter's critical engagement with the artistic, religious, and social practices of his native Seville"--Provided by publisher.

Hesitant Histories on the Romanian Screen

Hesitant Histories on the Romanian Screen
  • Author : László Strausz
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 20 July 2017
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This book argues that hesitation as an artistic and spectatorial strategy connects various screen media texts produced in post-war Romania. The chapters draw a historical connection between films made during the state socialist decades, televised broadcasts of the 1989 Romanian revolution, and films of the new Romanian cinema. The book explores how the critical attitude of new Romanian cinema demonstrates a refusal to accept limiting, binary discourses rooted in Cold War narratives. Strausz argues that hesitation becomes an attempt to overcome

Painting Masterclass

Painting Masterclass
  • Author : Susie Hodge
  • Publisher : White Lion Publishing
  • Release : 28 May 2019
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The tradition of painting is extraordinarily rich in imagination, invention, and skill and long after its advent, it still lies at the heart of art practice, inspiring generations of artists and enthusiasts alike. This book examines 100 of the most fascinating of such paintings by the world’s greatest artists: the way they were made, what they do well, and how and what we can learn from them. With detailed analyses and instructive creative tips sections, you can learn how to

The Late Paintings of Vel uez

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  • Author : Giles Knox
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 05 July 2017
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The startling conclusion of The Late Paintings of Vel?uez is that Diego Vel?uez painted two of his most famous works, The Spinners and Las Meninas, as theoretically informed manifestos of painterly brushwork. As a pair, Giles Knox argues, the two paintings form a learned retort to the prevailing critical disdain for the painterly. Knox presents a Vel?uez who was much more aware of the art theory of his era than previously acknowledged, leading him to reinterpret Las

Velazquez

Velazquez
  • Author : Samuel Levy Bensusan,Murat Ukray
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release : 26 September 2014
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Diego Rodríguez de 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 and one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age. 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

Take a Closer Look

Take a Closer Look
  • Author : Daniel Arasse
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 08 September 2013
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What happens when we look at a painting? What do we think about? What do we imagine? How can we explain, even to ourselves, what we see or think we see? And how can art historians interpret with any seriousness what they observe? In six engaging, short narrative "fictions," each richly illustrated in color, Daniel Arasse, one of the most brilliant art historians of our time, cleverly and gracefully guides readers through a variety of adventures in seeing, from Velá

Love and the Law in Cervantes

Love and the Law in Cervantes
  • Author : Roberto González Echevarría
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 01 January 2005
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The consolidation of law and the development of legal writing during Spain's Golden Age not only helped that country become a modern state but also affected its great literature. In this fascinating book, Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria explores the works of Cervantes, showing how his representations of love were inspired by examples of human deviance and desire culled from legal discourse.

Things I Didn t Know

Things I Didn t Know
  • Author : Robert Hughes
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 30 June 2010
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Robert Hughes, one of the most illuminating minds ever to have taken on the subjects of art and culture, uses his same critical abilities to give us a brutally intimate account of his early life, up until the time he quit Australia for the United States. Part memoir, part history lesson, part philosophical tract, Hughes uses his own experiences to examine the nature of art, war, sex, religion, writing and life itself. Piercing, razor-sharp, and above all, fearless, this is