Author(s): Leah Kharibian


Born in Seville in 1599--possibly to a noble family--Vel#65533;zquez was trained by Francisco Pacheco, whose daughter he married in 1618. After leaving the studio of his father-in-law for Madrid and the court of Philip IV, he began painting from life and developed his virtuoso style marked by loose brushwork and breathtaking naturalism. This book introduces Vel#65533;zquez and his milieu, tracing his development from the earliest Sevilian bodegones [still lifes] to his late mythological pictures and the great series of royal portraits. With a chronology and an absorbing and accessible text, it features fifteen carefully chosen and beautifully reproduced masterpieces.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781857093131
  • : National Gallery Company
  • : National Gallery Company
  • : 0.226796
  • : October 2006
  • : .16 Inches X 8.63 Inches X 9 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Leah Kharibian
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 48