Painter to the King

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Publisher's Synopsis

This is a portrait of Diego Vel�zquez, from his arrival at the court of King Philip IV of Spain, to his death 38 years and scores of paintings later. It is a portrait of a relationship that is not quite a friendship, between an artist and his subject. It is a portrait of a ruler, always on duty, and increasingly burdened by a life of public expectation and repeated private grief. And it is a portrait of a court collapsing under the weight of its own excess. Unfolding through series of masterly set-pieces and glancing sketches, this is a novel of brilliance, imagination and sheer style -- about what is shown and what is seen, about art and life.

Book information

ISBN: 9781783783908
Publisher: Granta Publications
Imprint: Granta Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xiii, 322
Weight: 420g
Height: 217mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 26mm