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by Jonathan Brown

eBook In the Shadow of Velázquez: A Life in Art History download ISBN: 0300203969
Author: Jonathan Brown
Publisher: Yale University Press (July 8, 2014)
Language: English
Pages: 160
ePub: 1864 kb
Fb2: 1797 kb
Rating: 4.8
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Category: Art and Photo
Subcategory: History and Criticism

A book written by a Spanish Art scholar whose stated intent was to bridge the gap between laymen and scholars and provide an example of how events in his own life helped him understand art history.

A book written by a Spanish Art scholar whose stated intent was to bridge the gap between laymen and scholars and provide an example of how events in his own life helped him understand art history. While the book is good at detailing his own life, (indeed for a 150 page book maybe a little to in depth) he has a hard time connecting with the average lay reader. At the very beginning he delves into different modes of thought without explaining them properly. While a good book for a scholar, it really doesn't achieve his stated intent of reaching out to average readers

Jonathan Brown (born 1939) is an American art historian, known for his work on Spanish art, particularly Diego Velázquez. He is Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Fine Arts at New York University.

Jonathan Brown (born 1939) is an American art historian, known for his work on Spanish art, particularly Diego Velázquez. Brown studied Spanish literature at Dartmouth College and spent a year abroad in Madrid

The book originated as a series of six lectures delivered at the Museo Nacional del Prado in 2012.

His focus on the Golden Age of Spanish art was motivated by a year in Madrid, 1958–59. The book originated as a series of six lectures delivered at the Museo Nacional del Prado in 2012.

Автор: Brown Jonathan Название: In the Shadow of Velazquez: A Life . Описание: This book presents a complete survey of one of the key moments in the history of the Spanish court portrait, a period spanning.

His adventures are offered as a model for understanding how art history is shaped by life experiences. Описание: This book presents a complete survey of one of the key moments in the history of the Spanish court portrait, a period spanning the years 1650 to 1680.

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Velázquez, Diego (artist) I INTRODUCTION Velázquez . In 1634 Velázquez oversaw the decoration of the throne room in the new royal palace of Buen Retiro.

Velázquez, Diego (artist) I INTRODUCTION Velázquez, Diego (artist) (1599-1660), Spanish baroque artist (see Baroque Art and Architecture), who, with Francisco de Goya and El Greco, forms the great triumvirate of Spanish painting. Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez was born in Seville, the oldest of six children. In his kitchen pieces, a few figures are combined with studied still-life objects (see Still Life), as in Water Seller of Seville (1619?-1620?, Wellington Museum, London).

In this lucid, witty book, the eminent art historian Jonathan Brown examines links between his personal life and his study of Hispanic art of the Golden Age. His adventures are offered as a model for understanding how art history is shaped by life experiences, and he describes the influence of his parents, Jean and Leonard Brown, noted collectors of documentation of 20th-century avant-garde movements.His turn to research on the Golden Age of Spanish art was motivated by a year in Madrid, 1958-59. Art history in Spain was modeled on the policies of the Franco regime, and Brown sought to find different ways to interpret Spanish painting. His approach is demonstrated by fresh insight into painters, including Velázquez. A new interpretation of Las Meninas is proposed and the perils of attribution are examined. Later in his career, Brown began to study the transformation of Spanish art in the Americas. The book originated as a series of six lectures delivered at the Museo Nacional del Prado in 2012.
Comments: (5)
Siatanni
A very interesting book that merges pivotal moments from Dr. Brown's personal and professional life as Velázquez's top scholar.
Andromajurus
This lovely book is of great interest to an audience far wider than the field of art history. It is a portrait of life and work and how life experience informs the work we do. It illustrates the fact that our work and our relationships give our lives deepest meaning.
Nothing personal
This is a wonderful book by an old friend from Springfield.
Ranenast
An incredible disappointment.
Professor Brown proves to be even more laconic/hermetic/dreary than one might have feared.
He does manage to re-date Las Meninas, claiming it had to have been dashed off in 1660 to allow for the artist to have already been knighted. What kind of post-career joke is this?
His account of his parents, who collected Duchamp, Fluxus, etc., would have been interesting if Brown had been willing to develop it.
His good fight to establish the field for the study of the Golden Age of Spain, and later of Hispanic American painting is touched on, but without much flair.
As to his being in the shadow of the master, that's where he remains, shadowy, stuffy, unforthcoming...
fr0mTheSkY
Smart, interesting, eloquent, humble, and incredibly engaging, just like the man himself. Excellent book.