Painting; Its Rise and Progress, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time, with Shetches of the Lives and Works of Many of the Eminent Artists of an

Painting; Its Rise and Progress, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time, with Shetches of the Lives and Works of Many of the Eminent Artists of an

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...to paint the portrait of his Holiness, as well as those of several of the cardinals and nobility. After an absence of three years, Velasquez took his departure from Genoa in 1651, on his return to Spain, in a vessel freighted with a magnificent collection of pictures, busts and statues which he had collected; he arrived in safety with his cargo, and was received by the king with his accustomed kindness and favor. In 1656, Philip conferred upon him the order of St. Iago, an honor bestowed on persons of eminent acquirements; and he continued to experience the protection of his sovereign and the public estimation until the year 1660, when, having attended the king on an interview with the king of France at Irun, he was suddenly attacked by fever, which put an end to his labors. The compositions of Velasquez are remarkable for strong expression, freedom of pencil, a spirited touch and fine tone of color; he had the happiness to enrich his country with many admirable productions of ancient and modern artists, and adorned it also with a number of his own works both in portrait and in history. CANO. Alonzo Cano, called the Michael Angelo of Spain, from his having excelled in the three arts of painting, sculpture and architecture, was born at Grenada in 1600, and died in 1676, aged seventy-six years. Having studied the principles of architecture under his father, an eminent architect of his native city, he applied himself to the study of sculpture under Pacheco of Seville, and afterwards directed his attention to painting in the academy of Juandel Castillo in the same city. While in the academy he executed many noble paintings for the public edifices in Seville, and gave specimens of his excellence in statuary, particularly a ' Madonna and child' in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236641442
  • 9781236641441