Diego Velazquez spent his formative years at the center of artistic life in seventeenth-century Seville, a gateway to the New World characterized by intellectual debate, religious fervor, and mounting ethnic tensions. This book demonstrates that he engaged Seville’s social practices and raised issues of vital importance to 17th-century Sevillians. Through this approach, Tiffany illuminates well-known masterpieces and also highlights the fluid boundaries between high art and popular forms of visual expression.
Measures 8×10 inches. Notes. Bibliography. Index. 20 color and 50 black-and-white illustrations. 256p.