Tag Archives: Diego Velázquez


Retrospective
Diego Velázquez, detail of The Water Carrier of Seville, 1623, oil on canvas. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Secret Grandeur: Leo Steinberg on an Early Velázquez Masterpiece, in 1971

In the early 1970s, art historian and critic Leo Steinberg wrote a series of short articles for ARTnews about works he believed were masterpieces, mainly ones from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. (Steinberg was known for writing about Renaissance and … Read More


News

‘Sheer Pandemonium Broke Out': Please Enjoy The Story of the First Painting to Sell For Over £1 M. At Auction

At The Spectator, Richard Cork tells when he was in the room for the first ever painting to sell for £1 million at auction. Velázquez’s Portrait of Juan de Pareja. It started at £315,000, and took just 130 seconds. After … Read More


Book Roundups Books Web Exclusive
Luke Frost and Theresa Vandling, Abstraction, from The Duchamp Dictionary, 2014.
©2014 LUKE FROST AND THERESE VANDLING (HERETIC).

14 New Art-History Books to Change Your Mind

Duchamp’s dictionary, Picasso’s (other) muse, Lucy Lippard’s landscapes, and Hans Ulrich Obrist’s map quests are among the subjects of recent volumes that expand the story of art Read More


News Retrospective
Diego Velázquez, The Toilet of Venus, ca. 1647-51, oil on canvas. 
© THE NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON.

April Retrospective: Don’t Be Seduced by Señor Dalí!

And other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More


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Judgement, 2008
Modified computer game, custom computer

(More) Old Masters of Our Domain

Riffs on the classics, part 2: from Artschwager’s altarpiece to Kanye’s hoodie Read More