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Velaazquez in Seville Hardcover – 20 Aug 1996

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (20 Aug. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300069499
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300069495
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 25.4 x 33.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,926,906 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Artsreadings on 15 Mar. 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book is the catalogue for an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Scotland in 1996.

It focuses on the early years of Velazquez, when he was still in Seville, before his move to Madrid.

The catalogue provides a series of essays dealing with various aspects of Seville in the days of the painter, and with different issues relevant to the artist himself.

There is also a real catalogue with every work put on display reproduced full size with an individual entry for each item, mostly paintings, but also engravings and sculptures.

I. Seville
The Seville of Velazquez, 15
John H. Elliott

The Cultivated Elite of Velazquez's Seville, 23
Vicente Lleo Canal

The Great Babylon of Spain and the Devout: Politics, Religion and Piety in the Seville of Velazquez, 29
Ronald Cueto

II. Velazquez
Velazquez and Sevillian Painting of His Time, 37
Juan Miguel Serrera

Velazquez, Sevillian Painter of Sacred Subjects, 45
Enriqueta Harris

Velazquez's Bodegones, 51
David Davies

Artistic Training in Seville, 67
Peter Cherry

The Question of Velazquez's Assistants, 77
Enriqueta Harris

Velazquez's Early Technique, 79
Zahira Veliz

Notes to the Essays, 85

III. Catalogue, 97

Bibliography, 190
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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By Ben Pines - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are interested in the early paintings of Diego Velazquez this book is a treasure. Several excellent essays carefully set the scene of early 17th century Seville, and allow insight into the formative years of this great artist. Book layout and quality of reproductions is excellent.
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