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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 fil

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    ”They were like guests at a surprise party waiting for your arrival and now you have entered the room their ro

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    Two enigmatic men are the subject of this book John Snare a bookseller and printer is an ordinary Victorian man who in 1845 attends an inauspicious auction of artefacts from a boys’ school that has closed down There he sees a painting which casts a spell over him It’s a portrait of King Charles I listed in the catalogue as possibly by Van Dyck However Charles is so young in the picture that Snare believes it might be the rumoured but n

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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 Velázue

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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 tr

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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 passing through a rather slim and dusty hall you may shut yourself out from the present In this silent

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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 Velas

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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

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    In 1845 a humble bookseller named John Snare bought a painting at an auction which was listed as being probably a Van Dyck but which he was convinced was a Velazuez This book tells the story of how that purchase took over Snare's life

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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 all the research Laura Cumming has done ultimately there is very little known about Velasuez life and background A masterful painter he may have been but as a personality he's no Carravagio or

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The Vanishing Man In Pursuit of Velazuez

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 elouent and passionate homage to the Spanish master Velázuez bringing us closer to the creation and appreciation of his works than ever befor In 1845 a humble bookseller named John Snare bought a painting at an auction which was listed as being probably a Van Dyck but which he was convinced was a Velazuez This book tells the story of how that purchase took over Snare s life not always for the better Along the way Cumming writes a good deal about Velazuez s life and especially his art It is a very interesting story but where the book excels for me are the passages where Cumming writes about Velazuez s paintings She writes with a love and a reverence for his art which I found inspiring and movingI switched between the hardback edition and the audio for this book The audio was very ably narrated by Siobhan Redmond but I was glad to have the book as well mainly for the beautiful colour plates of Velzuez s paintings especially the iconic Las Meninas Whispers of Feathers 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 elouent and Mount série tome 3 - L'empire du mal passionate homage to the Spanish master Velázuez bringing us closer to the creation and appreciation of his works than ever befor In 1845 a humble bookseller named John Snare bought a Entrepreneurial Vernacular painting at an auction which was listed as being Advanced C Programming by Example probably a Van Dyck but which he was convinced was a Velazuez This book tells the story of how that Poslije svega (After, purchase took over Snare s life not always for the better Along the way Cumming writes a good deal about Velazuez s life and especially his art It is a very interesting story but where the book excels for me are the Die Herrenschneiderei passages where Cumming writes about Velazuez s Calling Cards: Uncover Your Calling paintings She writes with a love and a reverence for his art which I found inspiring and movingI switched between the hardback edition and the audio for this book The audio was very ably narrated by Siobhan Redmond but I was glad to have the book as well mainly for the beautiful colour Cities of God plates of Velzuez s Gravitys Rainbow paintings especially the iconic Las Meninas

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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 Two enigmatic men are the subject of this book John Snare a bookseller and printer is an ordinary Victorian man who in 1845 attends an inauspicious auction of artefacts from a boys school that has closed down There he sees a painting which casts a spell over him It s a portrait of King Charles I listed in the catalogue as possibly by Van Dyck However Charles is so young in the picture that Snare believes it might be the rumoured but never seen painting by Vel zuez executed when Charles visited the Spanish court as a young prince to woo King Philip IV s daughter At this point in time virtually no one outside Spain has ever seen a Vel zuez Snare buys the painting for 8 He removes some of the grime from a corner of the picture with a moistened finger and loves what he uncovers His uest now is to prove to the world it s the Vel zuez painting The other subject of this book is the largely mysterious Vel zuez himself a man who left virtually no written account of his life and didn t even sign his paintings Vel zuez was my old history of art teacher s favourite painter and I know she would love the elouence of praise Cummings heaps on the Spanish painterThe author Laura Cummings does a great job of intertwining the two narratives Snare s story is a tale of obsessive self destructive love of the little man fighting the establishment of class prejudice and ineuality Just as he is beginning to convince the world his painting is the Vel zuez it is repossessed by its supposed former owners an aristocratic Scottish family and a protracted court case begins in the process of which Snare goes bankrupt and has to auction all his belongings leaving his wife and children in poverty The only thing of worth he doesn t sell is the painting even though the proceeds would have solved all his financial difficulties He can t bring himself to part with the picture Instead he flees with it to New York At this point the painting and his sense of injustice has become precious to him than his wife and family The outcome of this book s investigations is a bit of a let down We don t get a happy or tidy ending No reproduction of this painting exists and the painting which caused John Snare so much suffering has vanished without trace Rather like Vel zuez the man I enjoyed this for several reasons The insights it gave into the snobbery and sense of entitlement of the upper classes in Victorian Britain and the virtually insurmountable obstacles placed in the way of the common man with cultural aspirations were especially fascinating Also it s a fabulous detective story at times It also offers an inspired and inspiring evaluation of the art of Vel zuez

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Search of her own At first she was pursuing the picture and the life and work of the elusive 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 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 and collector Highly recommended

  • ebook
  • 320
  • The Vanishing Man In Pursuit of Velazuez
  • Laura Cumming
  • English
  • 10 June 2019
  • 9781448182367

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