(Pdf ebook) The Vanishing Man In Pursuit of Velazuez by Laura Cumming

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review The Vanishing Man In Pursuit of Velazuez 103 free download ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ê Laura Cumming Laura Cumming ê 3 free read In 1845 a Reading bookseller named John Snare came across the dirt blackened portrait of a prince at a country house auction Suspecting that it might be a long lost Velázuez he bought the picture and set out to discover its strange history When Laura Cumming stumbled on a startling trial involving John Snare it sent her on a Two enigmatic men are the subject of this book John Snare a bookseller and printer is an ordinary Victorian man who in 1845 attends an inauspicious auction of artefacts from a boys school that has closed down There he sees a painting which casts a spell over him It s a portrait of King Charles I listed in the catalogue as possibly by Van Dyck However Charles is so young in the picture that Snare believes it might be the rumoured but never seen painting by Vel zuez executed when Charles visited the Spanish court as a young prince to woo King Philip IV s daughter At this point in time virtually no one outside Spain has ever seen a Vel zuez Snare buys the painting for 8 He removes some of the grime from a corner of the picture with a moistened finger and loves what he uncovers His uest now is to prove to the world it s the Vel zuez painting The other subject of this book is the largely mysterious Vel zuez himself a man who left virtually no written account of h

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review The Vanishing Man In Pursuit of Velazuez 103 free download ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ê Laura Cumming Laura Cumming ê 3 free read Why great works of art can affect us even to the point of mania And on the trail of John Snare Cumming makes a surprising discovery of her own But most movingly The Vanishing Man is an elouent and passionate homage to the Spanish master Velázuez bringing us closer to the creation and appreciation of his works than ever befor BOTWhttpwwwbbccoukprogrammesb06x8v2Description Laura Cumming charts the obsession of a 19th century Reading bookseller with a portrait of Charles I painted when the Monarch was a young man on a visit to Madrid The Spanish genius Velasuez painted very few pictures so did John Snare discover a long lost treasure And if so where is it nowThis is a story about the intense emotions that great art can provoke passions that sometimes verge on the irrational and which transcend considerations of value John Snare s conviction about the painting he bought evolved into a dispute with those who had money power and influence In a sense the missing Velasuez became a battleground for class war and the individual against the establishment But at the heart of the story lies a work of art created with such skill and delicacy that it inspired the fiercest of feelings and continues to exert its mysterious pull to this dayEpisode 1 An auction bargain ignites a humble bookseller with a lifel

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review The Vanishing Man In Pursuit of Velazuez 103 free download ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ê Laura Cumming Laura Cumming ê 3 free read Search of her own At first she was pursuing the picture and the life and work of the elusive painter but then she found herself following the bookseller’s fortunes too – from London to Edinburgh to nineteenth century New York from fame to ruin and exileAn innovative fusion of detection and biography this book shows how and An excellent overview of the work of Diego Velazuez and his standing among the Old Masters It s also the story of one man transfixed to the point of monomania by one of Velazuez s works John Snare a 19th century bookseller and collector Highly recommended

  • ebook
  • 320
  • The Vanishing Man In Pursuit of Velazuez
  • Laura Cumming
  • English
  • 02 October 2019
  • 9781448182367