The paintings of the master of the Spanish 1600s who created masterful, melancholy portraits of the personalities at the court of Philip IV.
This book is on the most outstanding master of the Spanish 1600s, and was published for an exhibition held in Rome, a city of great importance in the life and training of the artist.
The volume contains a sequence of very important works, as well as essays of great critical depth that explore the life and oeuvre of Velázquez (1599-1660), starting with the years spent in Seville, the many voyages to Italy and Rome, the activity of the painter at the court of Philip IV, where he painted masterful portraits filled with magnetic brilliance and quixotic melancholy. Each work is reproduced in full-color, full-page plates, accompanied by an interesting critical interpretation. The book also contains a chronology of the artist’s life and work, a complete collection of all the documents available on his stays in Italy, and an updated in-depth bibliography.