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Velazquez: The Complete Works

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'The pleasure and greatness of Velázquez trapped between hard covers: every figure is psychologically immediate yet complex, and rendered in a drama of light, colour and dazzling technique. The distant world of Spain’s Golden Age feels real, eternal; this supreme catalogue raisonné, by its scope, scale and sensitivity to image reproduction, was my best consolation this year for much missed grand European Old Master exhibitions.' - FT

A handsome book bringing together Velazquez's complete works with a selection of enlarged details and photography of recently restored paintings

Manet called him "the greatest painter of all." Picasso was so inspired by his masterpiece Las Meninas that he painted 44 variations of it. Francis Bacon painted a study of his portrait of Pope Innocent X. Monet and Renoir, Corot and Courbet, Degas and Dali...for so many champions of art history, the ultimate sounding board was-and remains-Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez (1599-1660).

First available as an XXL-sized volume, this accessible edition brings together Velazquez's complete works with a selection of enlarged details and photography of recently restored paintings, achieved through the joint initiative of TASCHEN and Wildenstein. The dazzling images are accompanied by insightful commentary from Jose Lopez-Rey on Velazquez's interest in human life and his equal attention to all subjects, from an old woman frying eggs to a pope or king, as well as his commitment to color and light, which would influence the Impressionists over two centuries later

Details
  • Author: Jose Lopez and Odile Delenda
  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Date published: May 2020
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3836581790
  • Product Dimensions: 34.9 x 26.3 cm

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