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Synopsis: Diego Velázquez (1599-1660), considered by many to be the greatest of Spain's great painters, spent his crucial formative years in Seville, learning his craft and producing many early masterpieces. When he departed from his native city as a young man of 24, Velázquez's accomplishments were already impressive: he left to assume the position of Court Painter to Philip IV of Spain in Madrid. In this beautifully illustrated book, an international team of art scholars explores the importance of Seville for Velázquez. Discussions range across many topics, including Velázquez's education and training, Sevillian culture and Catholic theology, picaresque literature, and Velázquez's subject matter―portraiture, sacred subjects, and the bodegones (kitchen and tavern scenes with prominent still life) in which Velázquez developed his distinctive naturalistic style.
The Seville of Velázquez's youth was the chief Spanish port of trade with the New World and a major religious center that witnessed the passionate controversy over the mystery of the Immaculate Conception, a subject depicted in an early Velázquez painting. Other surviving paintings from the artist's Sevillian years include his first dated painting, Old Woman Cooking Eggs (1618), and his famous masterpiece Water-seller of Seville.
This book serves as the catalogue for a major exhibition on Velázquez's early work to be held at the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh, August 8 through October 20, 1996. The exhibit also includes a selection of influential works by Velázquez's important contemporaries, such as the sculptor Montañes and painters Alonso Cano and Ribalta.
From the Back Cover: The essays, by a number of distinguished scholars, inevitably overlap on some points. They also contain differing interpretation of certain subjects. Their variety, however, seems wholly appropriate, given the richness of the terrain they are covering. Velazquez and Seville individually merit exhibitions, let alone together! - from the Introduction.The subtlety and profundity of Velazquez's art are already evident in these early Sevillian works, which are here set in context by comparison with other paintings, sculptures and drawings by his contemporaries.
Title: Velazquez in Seville
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: New
Book Description National Gallery of Scotland, 1996, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to, cloth, dustwrapper, 191pp., 49 plates, figures. VG+/VG: a clean, bright, and sound book in a clean, bright, and whole dustwrapper with a small tear at the foot of the front panel. Extra postage may be asked. Seller Inventory # ATL006645
Book Description Edinburgh: National Gallery of Scotland, 1996, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to, cloth, dustwrapper, 191pp., 49 color plates, numerous figures. VG/VG: clean binding lightly bumped at the head, straight corners, solid hinges & joints, clean text-block edges, bright and clean interior, mild wave to the text-block from an unknown cause - no water damage; clean and bright dustwrapper with light touches of soiling and a small tear to the foot of the front panel. Extra shipping may be asked. Seller Inventory # ATL6675
Book Description Yale University Press. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 0300069499 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear - NICE. Seller Inventory # Z0300069499Z2
Book Description Yale University Press. Condition: Used - Good. 1996. Cloth, dj. Folio. 191 pp. Profusely illustrated. Mild shelf wear to dust jacket. Noticeable tear to tail of spine. Contents very sound. Altogether a copy in Good condition. Seller Inventory # Q14157
Book Description Edinburgh : National Galery of Scotland, 1996. Karton. Zust.: Gutes Exemplar. Mit original Schutzumschlag. 191 S. ; zahlr. meist farb. Abb. Englisch 1575g. Seller Inventory # 460628
Book Description National Gallery of Scotland, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Davies, David and Enriqueta Harris. VELAZQUEZ IN SEVILLE. National Gallery of Scotland, 1996. 192pp., index, illustrated in color. folio. small narrow light stain lower edge of textblock, else fine hardcover in Very Good d/j with shelfwear/rubbing along the edges of d/j. Seller Inventory # 72464
Book Description National Gallery of Scotland and Yale University Press, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No markings. Oversize. 191 pages. Published in conjunction with an exhibition. Seller Inventory # 203975
Book Description National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Hardcover in very good condition. Published for an exhibition at the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh from 8th August to 20th October 1996. HCW. Used. Seller Inventory # 458235
Book Description Edinburgh, Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Edinburgh, 1996. Quarto.191 pp.18 illustr. & 49 colored plates.With a select bibliography. Orig.red cloth with dust jacket. Nice clean copy. Weight:m 1,6 kilo. Seller Inventory # 0001975
Book Description National Gallery of Scotland and Yale University Press, Edinburgh/New Haven, 1996. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. cloth, hardcover in dust jacket., no flaws - clean, no writing or markings, tightly bound.; 191pp., illustrated throughout in color, b/w, nine essays by various contributors, catalogue, reference material. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Exhibition Catalogue. Seller Inventory # 8879