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The Vexations of Art: Velazquez and Others

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Velazquez is often considered an artist apart: great, but isolated in a palace/ museum in Spain. This highly original book sets him in conjunction with certain conditions of painting in his time and after.From the seventeenth century to the twentieth, roughly from Rembrandt and Vermeer to Matisse and Picasso, a succession of European painters has taken the studio as the world; that is, the studio is where the world--as it gets into painting--is experienced. Svetlana Alpers first focuses on this retreat into the confines of ...

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The Vexations of Art: Velázquez and Others
2007, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300126136

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The Vexations of Art: Velazquez and Others
2005, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300108255

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