Velazquez: Life & Works in 500 Images by Susie HodgeVelazquez: Life & Works in 500 Images by Susie Hodge

Velazquez: Life & Works in 500 Images

bySusie Hodge

Hardcover | February 26, 2013

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Called the greatest Spanish painter by Pablo Picasso andSalvador Dali, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez wasborn in 1599 in Seville, and as early as 1620, he wasestablished as a painter, producing many genre scenes,notably Old Woman Frying Eggs, and religious subjects,such as The Adoration of the Magi and Christ in the Houseof Martha and Mary. This informative book outlines hisroyal connections and influences and describes his mostdramatic and emotive works. There is also a magnificentgallery of 300 glorious images. This beautifully illustratedbook is essential reading for anyone who would like tolearn more about this master of painting, who influencedso many later artists, and whom Édouard Manet calledthe 'painter of painters'. • A comprehensive reference book on the life and worksof Diego Velázquez, the most important painter in theSpanish Habsburg court of King Philip IV • Offers a fascinating study of this individualistic artist'seducation, family life and influences, and all hisoutstanding works • Explores Velázquez' progression from painting picturesof everyday life to portraits of the Spanish royal family,notably the artist's crowning achievement in his mostrecognized work, Las Meninas • Features a wonderful gallery of Veláquez' paintings,accompanied by an expert analysis of each work, and adescription of his style and technique
Susie Hodge has an MA in the History of Art by Researchfrom the University of London. She has taught part-timefor 15 years in secondary, further and higher educationon subjects including Art & Design. As an author andillustrator, Susie has written over 30 books for childrenand adults. She is the author of Secret History of TheKnights T...
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Title:Velazquez: Life & Works in 500 ImagesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 11.92 × 9.49 × 0.97 inPublished:February 26, 2013Publisher:Lorenz BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0754824047

ISBN - 13:9780754824046

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