The Vanishing Vel zquez

Written By Laura Cumming
The Vanishing Vel    zquez
  • Publsiher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 08 November 2016
  • ISBN : 147676218X
  • Pages : 296 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Vanishing Vel zquez written by Laura Cumming which was release on 08 November 2016, this book published by Simon and Schuster. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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 painted by the Flemish painter to which the work was attributed. Snare had found something incredible--but what? His research brought him to Diego Velázquez, whose long-lost portrait of Prince Charles has eluded art experts for generations. Velázquez (1599-1660) was the official painter of the Madrid court, during the time the Spanish Empire teetered on the edge of collapse. When Prince Charles of England--a man wealthy enough to help turn Spain's fortunes--ventured to the court to propose a marriage with a Spanish princess, he allowed just a few hours to sit for his portrait. Snare believed only Velázquez could have met this challenge. But in making his theory public, Snare was ostracized, victim to aristocrats and critics who accused him of fraud, and forced to choose, like Velázquez himself, between art and family. A thrilling investigation into the complex meaning of authenticity and the unshakable determination that drives both artists and collectors of their work, The Vanishing Velázquez travels from extravagant Spanish courts in the 1700s to the gritty courtrooms and auction houses of nineteenth-century London and New York. But it is above all a tale of mystery and detection, of tragic mishaps and mistaken identities, of class, politics, snobbery, crime, and almost farcical accident. It is a magnificently crafted page-turner, a testimony to how and why great works of art can affect us to the point of obsession.

The Vanishing Vel zquez

The Vanishing Vel    zquez
  • Author : Laura Cumming
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-11-08
  • Total pages : 296
  • ISBN : 147676218X
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Summary : 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 ...

The Vanishing Man

The Vanishing Man
  • Author : Laura Cumming
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-01-07
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 147676218X
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Summary : WINNER OF THE JAMES TAIT BLACK BIOGRAPHY PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION Selected as a Book of the Year in the Herald In 1845, a Reading bookseller named John Snare came across the dirt-blackened portrait of a prince at a country ...

The Vanishing Man

The Vanishing Man
  • Author : Laura Cumming
  • Publisher : Chatto & Windus
  • Release Date : 2016-01-07
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 147676218X
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Summary : *BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week* "The Vanishing Man is a riveting detective story and a brilliant reconstruction of an art controversy, but it is also a homage to the art of Velázquez, written by a critic who remains spellbound by his genius, as readers will be spellbound by ...

Five Days Gone

Five Days Gone
  • Author : Laura Cumming
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release Date : 2019-08-27
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 147676218X
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Summary : 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 ...

On Chapel Sands

On Chapel Sands
  • Author : Laura Cumming
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 147676218X
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Summary : 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 ...

On Chapel Sands

On Chapel Sands
  • Author : LAURA. CUMMING
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2020-04-02
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 147676218X
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Summary : **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 ...

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 Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 239
  • ISBN : 147676218X
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Summary : "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 Date : 2017-07-20
  • Total pages : 257
  • ISBN : 147676218X
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Summary : 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 ...

The Late Paintings of Vel uez

The Late Paintings of Vel uez
  • Author : Giles Knox
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 147676218X
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Summary : 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 ...

Painting Masterclass

Painting Masterclass
  • Author : Susie Hodge
  • Publisher : White Lion Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-05-28
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 147676218X
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Summary : 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 ...

Cultural Existential and Phenomenological Dimensions of Grief Experience

Cultural  Existential and Phenomenological Dimensions of Grief Experience
  • Author : Allan Køster,Ester Holte Kofod
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-31
  • Total pages : 268
  • ISBN : 147676218X
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Summary : This innovative volume examines the phenomenological, existential and cultural dimensions of grief experiences. It draws on perspectives from philosophy, psychology and sociocultural studies to focus on the experiential dimension of grief, moving beyond understanding from a purely mental health and psychiatry perspective. The book considers individual, shared and collective experiences ...

Take a Closer Look

Take a Closer Look
  • Author : Daniel Arasse
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-08
  • Total pages : 176
  • ISBN : 147676218X
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Summary : 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 ...

Love and the Law in Cervantes

Love and the Law in Cervantes
  • Author : Roberto González Echevarría
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Total pages : 292
  • ISBN : 147676218X
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Summary : 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 ...

Velazquez

Velazquez
  • Author : Samuel Levy Bensusan,Murat Ukray
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release Date : 2014-09-26
  • Total pages : 48
  • ISBN : 147676218X
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Summary : 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 ...

Things I Didn t Know

Things I Didn t Know
  • Author : Robert Hughes
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-06-30
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 147676218X
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Summary : 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 ...