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On Art and Painting

Vicente Carducho and Baroque Spain

Though he was one of the most commercially successful Spanish painters of the seventeenth century, Vincente Carducho emphasized piety and devotion to a higher power in his work and his writing. On Art and Painting features in-depth analyses by art historians and scholars of Hispanic studies on Carducho’s 1633 treatise, Dialogues on Painting. In the Dialogues, arranged as conversations between a master painter and his apprentice, Carducho outlines and systematizes the learning and techniques of Spanish painting. This book brings together international experts in the only volume on the work of Vicente Carducho in English.

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“In the first full-length and in-depth study of Vicente Carducho’s Diálogos de la pintura in any language for more than thirty years, the fourteen contributors provide a comprehensive and at times scintillating reading of Carducho’s work in all of its multiple facets. This book will be welcomed by all of those interested in art and literature in Baroque Spain, and it is a timely addition to the growing interest in Vicente Carducho.”

Trevor J. Dadson FBA, Queen Mary University of London

“This volume offers a reappraisal of the art and thought of Vicente Carducho, for too long overshadowed in art history by Diego Velázquez, his younger artistic rival at the Spanish court. 
A wide-ranging series of essays consider this treatise and its illustrations in terms of the international literary and artistic cultural context of its time, providing almost the only in-depth analysis of the achievements of the artist in the English language.”

Peter Cherry, Trinity College Dublin

Table of Contents

Series editors' preface
List of figures
Notes on contributors
1 Carducho and the Spanish Literary Baroque
                Jeremy Lawrance
2 Painting and Poetry in Diálogos de la Pintura
                Javier Portús Pérez
3 Carduco and the conceptista
                Colin Thompson
4 Observations on Readership and Circulation
                Marta Cacho Casal
5 Art Aficionados at Court
                José Juan Pérez Preciado
6 Carducho and Sacred Oratory
                Juan Luis González García
7 Carducho and Ideas about Religious Art
                Marta Bustillo
8 Carducho’s Late Holy Families and Decorum
                Jean Andrews
9 Zuccari and the Carduchos
                Macarena Moralejo Ortega
10 Italian Training at the Spanish Court
                Rebecca J. Long
11 Carducho and the Eloquence of Drawing
                Zahira Véliz
12 The Paragone between Painting and Sculpture
                Karin Hellwig
13 Carducho and pintura de borrones
                Jeremy Roe
Plates from Diálogos de la Pintura

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