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Velázquez at Court in Madrid, by Dr Jacqueline Cockburn SOLD OUT

Talk | The Wallace Collection

Thursday 19 October 2017 - 14:30 until 15:30

Velázquez’s move to Madrid, facilitated by his artistic circles in Seville, enabled him to join a relatively newly formed court and work directly for Philip IV. Jacqueline Cockburn reveals how his portrayals of characters at court and his searing sensitivity when depicting the king’s children made him a popular artist, and his lavish use of paint and understanding of perspective set him apart from many other artists at the time.

This is the 2nd lecture in a season of talks focusing on Spanish painting from the 16th to 20th centuries. You might also like to consider these lectures:-

El Greco and Toledo, by Siân Walters

Murillo, painter of the Spanish Golden Age, by Bernadette Petti

Dalí and the Surrealists, by Frank Woodgate

Picasso and his Women, by Val Woodgate

This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

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Daily, including bank holidays, 10am – 5pm Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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