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  • Hardcover
  • 296
  • The Vanishing Man In Pursuit of Velazuez
  • Laura Cumming
  • English
  • 06 March 2019
  • 9780701188443

10 thoughts on “The Vanishing Man In Pursuit of Velazuez

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    B 73% | More than Satisfactory Notes Like a box too big for its baubles it’s profuse in puffy packing peanuts padding out vacuities with filler art analyses

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    ”They were like guests at a surprise party waiting for your arrival and now you have entered the room their room not the real one around you or so it mysteriously seems The whole scene twinkles with expectation That is the first sensation on the threshold of the gallery in the Prado where Las Meninas hangs that you have walked into their world and become suddenly as present to them as they are to youAnd what keeps t

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    Two enigmatic men are the subject of this book John Snare a bookseller and printer is an ordinary Victorian man

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    Hmm a nice bookChapters mostly alternate between the story of one John Snare a mid ninetenth century bookseller stationer and printer from Reading who bought at auction a painting that he became convinced was a portrait of Charles I by Velázuez and chapters generally about VelázuezIf I may be so bold I like Velázuez

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    An excellent overview of the work of Diego Velazuez and his standing among the Old Masters It's also the story of one man transfixed to the point of monomania by one of Velazuez's works John Snare a 19th century bookseller

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    “There is something intensely romantic in the fact that while walking up Broadway in the midst of a busy noonday crowd – made up of Bulls and Bears rattling omnibuses express wagons Fifth avenue carriages railroad ticket offices big hotels big coaches hurrying passengers to steam on water or land – in a few moments and by pas

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    BOTWhttpwwwbbccoukprogrammesb06x8v2Description Laura Cumming charts the obsession of a 19th century Reading bookseller with a portrait of Charles I painted when the Monarch was a young man on a visit to Madrid The Spanish genius Velasuez painted very few pictures so did John Snare discover a long lost treasure? And if so where is it now?This is a story about the intense emotions that great art can provoke passions that

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    An obsession with a work of art led to the ruin of a British man John Snare In 1845 Snare purchased an old painting at an auction He thought it might be a painting of Charles I painted by Velazuez when the future English king visited Madrid In this true story author Laura Cumming tells about Snare's infatuatio

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    In 1845 a humble bookseller named John Snare bought a painting at an auction which was listed as being probably

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    I love Velasuez and I like true detective stories but for me this book has been a bit overhyped The basic problem is that despite a

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The Vanishing Man In Pursuit of Velazuez

Sive painter but then she found herself following the bookseller’s fortunes too – from London to Edinburgh to nineteenth century New York from fame to ruin and exileAn innovative fusion of detection and biography this book shows how and why great works of art can affect us even to the point of mania And on the trail of John Snare Cumming makes a surprising discovery of her own But most movingly The Vanishing. Hmm a nice bookChapters mostly alternate between the story of one John Snare a mid ninetenth century bookseller stationer and printer from Reading who bought at auction a painting that he became convinced was a portrait of Charles I by Vel zuez and chapters generally about Vel zuezIf I may be so bold I like Vel zuez and one of my pleasures is to admire his works as presented in the National Gallery in London where I might see his Majesty King Philip IV or Christ visiting Mary Martha and thanks to this book I learn that many of those pictures are war loot captured by the Duke of Wellington from the abandoned baggage of Joseph Buonaparte lately King of Spain after his defeat at the battle of Vittoria 1813 as celebrated by Beethoven Vel zuez was not it seems particularly valued by the Buonapartes a painting by Leonardo and some by some other guy I ve forgotten were packaged up and sent under escort back to Paris but not the Vel zuezs which had been just dragged from Madrid across country and then abandoned in the town of Vittoria one might have thought that Wellington would have returned the looted art works to a newly liberated Spain but good old Albion didn t get the reputation for being perfidious for nothing So I m a soft audience for any book about Vel zuez and easily impressed Cumming plainly loves Vel zuez too her writing about his work glows off the page so much so I am convinced that I could read the book in the darkThe problem is the story of John Snare it is interesting enough and it would make a great five or seven page article in the colour Sunday supplement to your newspaper of choice forgive me for assuming you are as ancient old as myself and as fond of leafing through a newspaper as me but there s not enough to it I feel to sustain half a book so reading I was completely wowed and happy for the first hundred pages then I met my Waterloo or Vittoria and read on with a limpIt is a tale of Nomen ist Omen John Snare was attracted by an advert for an auction spotted a picture at a viewing that captivated him bought it and caught by it became convinced that it was a portrait of Charles I as Prince of Wales painted by Vel zuez while the Prince was attempting not nearly well enough to win himself a Spanish royal bride But at least he left with the painting and on the rebound picked himself up a French princess instead Snare had the painting cleaned he researched it as well he could to establish a provenance for it exhibited it and had various adventures with it He is in Cumming s telling mildly obsessed with the painting sleeping with it in the same room not curled up under it or with it in his loving arms view spoiler as I said mildly obsessed not completely infatuated hide spoiler

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Man is an elouent and passionate homage to the Spanish master Velázuez bringing us closer to the creation and appreciation of his works than ever before The Vanishing Man is a riveting detective story and a brilliant reconstruction of an art controversy but it is also a homage to the art of Velázuez written by a critic who remains spellbound by his genius as readers will be spellbound by this book Colm Tóibín. An obsession with a work of art led to the ruin of a British man John Snare In 1845 Snare purchased an old painting at an auction He thought it might be a painting of Charles I painted by Velazuez when the future English king visited Madrid In this true story author Laura Cumming tells about Snare s infatuation and eventual financial ruin He lost his bookstore and print shop left his family and devoted his life to researching and showing the painting The book also discusses Velazuez s artistic gifts and his life as a painter and a courtier in the 17th Century Cumming continued Snare s detective work with only written descriptions guiding her The portrait of Charles I disappeared after Snare s death and no one knows if it was destroyed or is now in a private collection The book combines a mystery a biography and art history into an interesting story that art lovers should enjoy

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In 1845 a Reading bookseller named John Snare came across the dirt blackened portrait of a prince at a country house auction Suspecting that it might be a long lost Velázuez he bought the picture and set out to discover its strange history When Laura Cumming stumbled on a startling trial involving John Snare it sent her on a search of her own At first she was pursuing the picture and the life and work of the elu. B 73% More than Satisfactory Notes Like a box too big for its baubles it s profuse in puffy packing peanuts padding out vacuities with filler art analyses


About the Author: Laura Cumming

Laura Cumming born July 1961 the art critic for The Observer In addition to her career in journalism Cumming has written well received books on self portraits in art and the discovery of a lost portrait by Diego Velázuez in 1845