- Author : Francisco Pacheco
- Release Date : 30 October 2018
- Publisher : Getty Publications
- Genre : Biography & Autobiography
- Pages : 192 pages
- ISBN 13 : 9781606065884
Download or read book entitled Lives of Velázquez, The by author: Francisco Pacheco which was release on 30 October 2018 and published by Getty Publications with total page 192 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. The Lives of Velázquez brings together two seminal early accounts of the great seventeenth-century Spanish painter (ca. 1599–1660). These texts, written by his contemporaries Francisco Pacheco and Antonio Palomino and newly translated for this volume, serve as our main sources of knowledge about this groundbreaking artist. Pacheco’s biography reveals the scale of the challenge to traditional painting presented by Velázquez’s immense talent. Palomino’s text, while precise and detailed in its narrative of the artist’s life, also tackles the aesthetic debate generated by the painter’s choice of subject matter and style. An engaging introduction by art historian Michael Jacobs situates the historical texts in the context of Spain’s Golden Age.