Boston: MFA Publications / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2008. First Edition. Softcover. Black & color illustrated wraps with white and lime green lettering. 352 pp. Profusely illustrated in color. VG. Item #171533
Issued in conjunction with several 2008 exhibitions. "Provides a glimpse into the little-known artistic world of Philip III's Spain (1598-1621). This was a time of cultural and poltiical vitality in the Spanish monarchy, as the king and his court 'issued in a new style of grandeur' (in the words of their contemporary Gil Gonzalez d'Avila) -- where gala celebrations, building campaigns, and picture collecting were the order of the day. The art of the period saw the birth of a naturalistic style, reflected in a new attention to detail and space in court protraiture, the flourishing of still life, the humanizing of saints, and the development of polychrome sculpture. The book explores the careers of the mature El Greco and the young Velazquez and examines the work of lesser-known and highly talented artists who exerted a critical influence on the development of Spanish painting." -- dj description from hardcover copy.
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