The Vanishing Vel  zquez Book PDF

The Vanishing Vel zquez

  • Author : Laura Cumming
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-04-12
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781476762159

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The Vanishing Vel zquez Book Description :

From one of the world’s most expert art critics, the incredible true story—part art history and part mystery—of a Velazquez 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 Velazquez, whose long-lost portrait of Prince Charles has eluded art experts for generations. Velazquez (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 Velazquez 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 Velazquez 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 Velazquez 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 Man Book PDF

The Vanishing Man

  • Author : Laura Cumming
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2017-01-03
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0099587041

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The Vanishing Man Book Description :

In 1845, a Reading bookseller named John Snare came across the dirt-blackened portrait of a prince at a country house auction. Suspecting that it might be a long-lost Velázquez, he bought the picture and set out to discover its strange history - a quest that led from fame to ruin and exile. Fusing detection and biography, this book shows how and why great works of art can affect us, even to the point of mania. And on the trail of John Snare, Cumming makes a surprising discovery of her own. But most movingly, The Vanishing Man is an eloquent and passionate homage to the Spanish master Velázquez, bringing us closer to the creation and appreciation of his works than ever before.

The Vanishing Vel    zquez Book PDF

The Vanishing Vel zquez

  • Author : Laura Cumming
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-11-08
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9781476762180

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The Vanishing Vel zquez Book Description :

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.

Five Days Gone Book PDF

Five Days Gone

  • Author : Laura Cumming
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release Date : 2019-08-27
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781501198717

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Five Days Gone Book Description :

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 of 1929, when Laura Cumming’s mother was three years old, she was kidnapped from a beach on the Lincolnshire coast of England. There were no screams when she was taken, suggesting the culprit was someone familiar to her, and when she turned up again in a nearby village several days later, she was found in perfect health and happiness. No one was ever accused of a crime. The incident quickly faded from her memory, and her parents never discussed it. To the contrary, they deliberately hid it from her, and she did not learn of it for half a century. This was not the only secret her parents kept from her. For many years, while raising her in draconian isolation and protectiveness, they also hid the fact that she’d been adopted, and that shortly after the kidnapping, her name was changed from Grace to Betty. In Five Days Gone, Laura Cumming brilliantly unspools the tale of her mother’s life and unravels the multiple mysteries at its core. Using photographs from the time, historical documents, and works of art, Cumming investigates this case of stolen identity with the toolset of a detective and the unique intimacy of a daughter trying to understand her family’s past and its legacies. Compulsive, vivid, and profoundly touching, Five Days Gone is a masterful blend of memoir and history, an extraordinary personal narrative unlike any other.

On Chapel Sands Book PDF

On Chapel Sands

  • Author : Laura Cumming
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781501198724

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On Chapel Sands Book Description :

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 a riveting true story “with as many twists and turns as any mystery” (Los Angeles Times) describing her mother’s mysterious kidnapping as a toddler in a small English coastal village—“an incredible and incredibly unusual book about family secrets” (Nick Hornby, The Believer). In the fall of 1929, when Laura Cumming’s mother was three years old, she was kidnapped from a beach on the Lincolnshire coast of England. There were no screams when she was taken, suggesting the culprit was someone familiar to her, and when she turned up again in a nearby village several days later, she was happy and in perfect health. No one was ever accused of a crime. The incident quickly faded from her memory, and her parents never discussed it. To the contrary, they deliberately hid it from her, and she did not learn of it for half a century. This was not the only secret her parents kept from her. For many years, while raising her in draconian isolation and protectiveness, they also hid the fact that she’d been adopted, and that shortly after the kidnapping, her name was changed from Grace to Betty. “Both page-turning and richly absorbing” (The Providence Journal), On Chapel Sands (originally titled Five Days Gone) unspools the tale of Cumming’s mother’s life and unravels the multiple mysteries at its core. Using photographs from the time, historical documents, and works of art, Cumming investigates this case of stolen identity w​ith the toolset of a detective and the unique intimacy of a daughter trying to understand her family’s past and its legacies. “Brilliant” (The Guardian) and “a story told with such depth of feeling and ob

On Chapel Sands Book PDF

On Chapel Sands

  • Author : Laura Cumming
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019-07-04
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781473556508

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On Chapel Sands Book Description :

**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. Autumn 1929 – a young girl is kidnapped from a beach. Five agonising days go by before she is discovered safe and well in a nearby village. The child remembers nothing of these events and at home, nobody ever speaks of them again. Decades later, Laura Cumming delves into the mystery surrounding her mother’s disappearance. Examining everything from old family photos to letters, tickets and recipes, she uncovers a series of secrets and lies perpetuated not just by her family but by the whole community and in doing so unlocks a mystery almost a century old. 'A moving, many-sided human story of great depth and tenderness, and a revelation of how art enriches life' Sunday Times Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize

Diego Velazquez and His Times Book PDF

Diego Velazquez and His Times

  • Author : Carl Justi
  • Publisher : London, H. Grevel & Company
  • Release Date : 1889
  • Genre : Artists
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN : HARVARD:FL192X

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Oblidant Vel  zquez Book PDF

Oblidant Vel zquez

  • Author : Museo Picasso
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre : Art, Modern
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : UOM:39015080714135

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Spanish Painting  From Velazquez to Picasso Book PDF

Spanish Painting From Velazquez to Picasso

  • Author : Jacques Lassaigne
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1952
  • Genre : Painting, Spanish
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015058899983

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Spanish Painting From Velazquez to Picasso Book Description :

"Biographical and bibliographical notices by A. Busuioceanu"; v. 1, p. 125-135. CONTENTS.--[1] From the Catalan frescos to El Greco.

Diego Velazquez Book PDF

Diego Velazquez

  • Author : Dieter Beaujean
  • Publisher : Konemann
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 3829058659

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Pause   Effect Book PDF

Pause Effect

  • Author : Mark Stephen Meadows
  • Publisher : New Riders Pub
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 0735711712

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Pause Effect Book Description :

Meadows investigates the design, architecture, and approach to developing successful interactive narrative, while also addressing emerging interfaces and new forms of content on the Web. Case studies illustrate the pitfalls and successes of those that have gone before.

Vel  zquez Book PDF

Vel zquez

  • Author : Allan Braham
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1972
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106006996141

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Vel  zquez Book PDF

Vel zquez

  • Author : Arthur Stanley Riggs
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1947
  • Genre : Painters
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN : WISC:89050667443

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Velazquez Book PDF

Velazquez

  • Author : Samuel Levy Bensusan
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release Date : 2014-09-26
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 1502521202

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Velazquez Book Description :

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 a portrait artist. In addition to numerous renditions of scenes of historical and cultural significance, he painted scores of portraits of the Spanish royal family, other notable European figures, and commoners, culminating in the production of his masterpiece Las Meninas (1656).From the first quarter of the nineteenth century, Velázquez's artwork was a model for the realist and impressionist painters, in particular Édouard Manet. Since that time, famous modern artists, including Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Francis Bacon, have paid tribute to Velázquez by recreating several of his most famous works.Early lifeBorn in Seville, Andalusia, Spain, Diego, the first child of João Rodrigues da Silva and Jerónima Velázquez, was baptized at the church of St Peter in Seville on Sunday, June 6, 1599. This christening must have followed the baby's birth by no more than a few weeks, or perhaps only a few days. Velázquez's paternal grandparents, Diego da Silva and Maria Rodrigues, had moved to Seville from their native Porto, Portugal decades earlier. As for João Rodrigues da Silva and his wife, both were born in Seville, and were married, also at the church of St Peter, on December 28, 1597. They came from the lesser nobility and were accorded the privileges generally enjoyed by the gentry.Velázquez was educated by his parents to fear God and, intended for a learned profession, received good training in languages and philosophy. Influenced by many artists he showed an early gift for art; consequently, he began to study under Francisco de Herrera, a vigorous painter who disregarded the Italian influence of the early Seville school. Velázquez remained with him for one ye

Art in Spain and the Hispanic World Book PDF

Art in Spain and the Hispanic World

  • Author : Sarah Schroth
  • Publisher : Paul Holberton Pub
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105215490777

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Art in Spain and the Hispanic World Book Description :

This series of essays by Jonathan Brown's colleagues, collaborators, and former students are the fruits of his teaching and scholarship. They constitute the latest research in the area of art history Brown revolutionized by crossing disciplines and applying new methodologies. Each article reflects his innovative perspective on art-making in Spain and colonial Latin America. This volume celebrates the contributions Brown has made in the advance of our understanding of the field

Falling Into Vel  zquez Book PDF

Falling Into Vel zquez

  • Author : Mary Kaiser
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Pages : 29
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105132048435

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Falling Into Vel zquez Book Description :

Poetry. Winner of the 2006 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition. These poems envision art-making as a struggle for liberation: a material struggle with the resistance of the very materials that enable expression, and a struggle to free the imagination from its subtle yet intractable constraints. Edited by Ann Lauinger and Margo Stever. "Painting and poetry have been twinned since antiquity, but seldom so eloquently as in Mary Kaiser's collection, Falling into Velazquez. Poem after poem pulls us into a work of art--some famous, some not--and then out into our own lives again....Mary Kaiser's luminous first collection delights from beginning to end"--Peter Meinke.

Velazquez  Las Hilanderas Book PDF

Velazquez Las Hilanderas

  • Author : Gustaf Cavallius
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1972
  • Genre : Painting
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : UOM:39015017536221

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Gestos Book PDF

Gestos

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre : American drama
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015067396336

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Communications Lawyer Book PDF

Communications Lawyer

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre : Mass media
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105063881010

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Communications Lawyer Book Description :