Painter to the King

Painter to the King

Amy Sackville  (Author)
This is a portrait of Diego Velazquez, 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.
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  • Product code: 9781783783908
  • Barcode: 9781783783908
  • Added: Apr 22, 2019
  • Author: Amy Sackville
  • Publishing company: Granta Books
  • Year of publication: 05.04.2018
  • Book format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 336

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