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The Vexations of Art: Velazquez and Others - Alpers, Svetlana, Professor
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Velazquez is often considered as an artist apart - great, but isolated in a palace in Spain. This book is designed to set him in conjunction with certain conditions of painting at his time and after (the studio, war and peace, museums, Manet, and modern painting). Beginning in the seventeenth century and continuing well into the twentieth, roughly from Rembrandt and Vermeer to Matisse and Picasso, a succession of European painters have taken the studio as the world, which is to say, the studio is where the world, as it gets ...

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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

Hardcover