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Velázquez's 'Las Meninas'

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Part of Masterpieces of Western Painting

Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt, Alisa Luxenberg, Lacy Hugh Brigstocke, M. Elizabeth Boone, Estrella de Diego, Barbara Rose
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  • Date Published: November 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521804882

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  • Velázquez's 1656 masterpiece Las Meninas has inspired an avalanche of published attention since it was first placed on public view in the Museo del Prado in 1819. The essays in this volume survey the responses to the painting in the nineteenth century, when Velázquez's fame outside Spain peaked. They include introductions to interpretations of Las Meninas by twentieth-century art historians, critics, philosophers, and art theorists, as well as the modern appropriation of the work by Picasso.

    • Covers unique history of the literature of Las Meninas
    • Provides a jargon-free introduction of the painting in contemporary art theory
    • Clear elucidation of Foucault's notoriously difficult 1966 essay
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    Reviews & endorsements

    " any library on Hispanic art." CAA Reviews

    "... contributes significantly to an understanding of the roles of Velazquez and his most celebrated work in modern artistic discourse." Seventeenth-Century News

    "...a 'must-read'." The Art Book

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    • Date Published: November 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521804882
    • length: 236 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 154 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • contains: 35 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Las Meninas: the theology of painting Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt
    1. The aura of a masterpiece:
    19th-century responses to Las Meninas in France and Spain Alisa Luxenberg
    2. Las Meninas at Kingston Lacy Hugh Brigstocke
    3. 'Why drag in Velásquez?': Realism, aestheticism, and the American response to Las Meninas M. Elizabeth Boone
    4. Las Meninas as representation Estrella de Diego
    5. Velásquez and the twentieth century Barbara Rose.

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    Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt


    Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt, Alisa Luxenberg, Lacy Hugh Brigstocke, M. Elizabeth Boone, Estrella de Diego, Barbara Rose

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