The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velazquez (English Edition) por Laura Cumming

January 19, 2020

The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velazquez (English Edition) por Laura Cumming
Titulo del libro : The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velazquez (English Edition)
Autor : Laura Cumming
Fecha de lanzamiento : January 7, 2016
Número de páginas : 320
Editor : Vintage Digital

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WINNER OF THE JAMES TAIT BLACK BIOGRAPHY PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION

Selected as a Book of the Year in the Herald

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 Velázquez, he bought the picture and set out to discover its strange history - a quest that led from fame to ruin and exile.

Fusing 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 Man is an eloquent and passionate homage to the Spanish master Velázquez, bringing us closer to the creation and appreciation of his works than ever before.