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Velázquez: The Technique of Genius

Velázquez: The Technique of Genius

by Jonathan Brown, Carmen Garrido


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In this beautiful and engaging book, an art historian and a conservation scientist discuss the techniques Velázquez created in order to realize his artistic vision. Examining thirty works by Velázquez that span his entire career, the authors show how his technical achievement developed over time."Velázquez: The Technique of Genius is an illuminating introduction to what can be learnt from the surface of the pictures. . . . It is built round illustrations of details, nearly all from paintings in the Prado."-Peter Campbell, London Review of Books; "A ravishingly beautiful, highly informative book. Brown and Garrido work well together, interweaving the artistic/historical background with the messy forensic facts effortlessly; the detail is stunning."-George Crisp, Art Review

Author Biography: Jonathan Brown is Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Fine Arts at New York University. He is the author of many books on Spanish art, including The Golden Age of Painting in Spain, Velázquez: Painter and Courtier, and, with John Elliott, Palace for a King, all published by Yale University Press. Carmen Garrido is head of technical services at the Prado Museum in Madrid.

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ISBN-13: 9780300101249
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 07/28/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 9.75(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

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