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In the Shadow of Velázquez
A Life in Art History

Jonathan Brown

In this lucid, witty book, the eminent art historian Jonathan Brown examines links between his personal life and his study of Hispanic art of the Golden Age. His adventures are offered as a model for understanding how art history is shaped by life experiences, and he describes the influence of his parents, Jean and Leonard Brown, noted collectors of documentation of 20th-century avant-garde movements.His turn to research on the Golden Age of Spanish art was motivated by a year in Madrid, 1958-59. Art history in Spain was modeled on the policies of the Franco regime, and Brown sought to find different ways to interpret Spanish painting. His approach is demonstrated by fresh insight into painters, including Velázquez. A new interpretation of ...


2014   160 pp.  40 color + 60 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300203967  $45.00 sc

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Painting in Latin America, 1550–1820
From Conquest to Independence
 



The Young Velázquez
“The Education of the Virgin” Restored
 



Miró
The Experience of Seeing—Late Works, 1963–1981
 



The Art of Medieval Spain, A.D. 500–1200
 



Resplendence of the Spanish Monarchy
Renaissance Tapestries and Armor from the Patrimonio Nacional
 



Zurbaran
 



Goya
67 Drawings
 



Jusepe de Ribera, 1591–1652
 



Journeys to New Worlds
Spanish and Portuguese Colonial Art in the Roberta and Richard Huber Collection
 



Spanish Drawings in the Princeton University Art Museum
 



The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Renaissance in Italy and Spain
 



Murillo
Virtuoso Draftsman
 



Picasso's Drawings, 1890-1921
Reinventing Tradition
 



Picasso and Braque
The Cubist Experiment, 1910-1912
 



The Steins Collect
Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde
 



The Medieval Haggadah
Art, Narrative, and Religious Imagination
 



Picasso
Challenging the Past
 



Nobody's Property
Art, Land, Space, 2000-2010
 



Gray Collection
Seven Centuries of Art
 



Salvador Dalí
The Late Work
 

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