Velazquez and his Works

Front Cover
This article, published in The Crayon, features information on the works of Vel?zquez.?

Selected pages


Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 118 - And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning.
Page 113 - Bernini, the Florentine sculptor, architect, painter and poet, a little before my coming to Rome, gave a public opera, wherein he painted the scenes, cut the statues, invented the engines, composed the music, writ the comedy and built the theatre.
Page 31 - Velasquez, in these early days, also "kept a peasant lad as an apprentice, who served him for a study in different actions and postures — sometimes crying, sometimes laughing — till he had grappled with every difficulty of expression; and from him he executed an infinite variety of heads in charcoal and chalk on blue paper, by which he arrived at certainty in taking likenesses.
Page 80 - Ixradon as the missing picture by Velazquez ; and the proprietor, Mr. John Snare, a bookseller at Reading, and an amateur of pictures, afterwards published a volume about it, entitled The History and Pedigree of the Portrait of Prince Charles (afterwards Charles I.,) painted by Velazquez in 1623, 8vo, Reading, 1847, pp.
Page 255 - Brampton Rectory: or, the Lesson of Life. Second Edition. 8s. 6d. Compton Merivale: another Leaf from the Lesson of Life. By the Author of Brampton Rectory . 8s.
Page 223 - Such pictures as these are real history. We know the persons of Philip IV. and Olivares as familiarly as if we had paced the avenues of the Prado with Digby and Howell, and perhaps we think more favourably of their characters.
Page 129 - Uurelieved by the usual dim landscape, or lowering clouds, the cross in this picture has no footing upon earth, but is placed on a plain dark ground, like an ivory carving on its velvet pall. Never was that great agony more powerfully depicted. The head of our Lord drops on his right shoulder, over which falls a mass of dark hair, while drops of blood trickle from his thorn-pierced brows. The anatomy of the naked body and limbs is executed with as much precision as in Cellini's marble, which may...
Page 32 - To acquire facility and brilliancy in colouring, he devoted himself for a while to the study of animals and still life, painting all sorts of objects rich in tones and tints, and simple in configuration, such as pieces of plate, metal and earthen pots and pans, and other domestic utensils, and the birds, fish, and fruits which the woods and waters around Seville so lavishly supply to its markets.
Page 171 - ... of the principal group, although placed beyond the bounds of the picture. The room is hung with paintings, which Palomino assures us are works of Rubens ; and it is lighted by three windows in the left wall and by the open door at the end, an arrangement of which an artist will at once comprehend the difficulties. The perfection of art which conceals art was never better attained than in this picture.

Bibliographic information