[The Vanishing Man In Pursuit of Velazuez [BOOK] Free read Kindle ePUB author Laura Cumming



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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 filler art analyses

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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 b

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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 Velázuez and chapters generally about VelázuezIf I may be so bold I like Velázuez and one of my pleasures

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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

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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 th

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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 Velasuez painted very few pictures so did John Snare discover a long lost treasure A

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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 it

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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 c

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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 probl

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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 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 Vel zuez and chapters generally about Vel zuezIf I may be so bold I like Vel zuez and one of my pleasures is to admire his works as presented in the National Gallery in London where I might see his Majesty King Philip IV or Christ visiting Mary Martha and thanks to this book I learn that many of those pictures are war loot captured by the Duke of Wellington from the abandoned baggage of Joseph Buonaparte lately King of Spain after his defeat at the battle of Vittoria 1813 as celebrated by Beethoven Vel zuez was not it seems particularly valued by the Buonapartes a painting by Leonardo and some by some other guy I ve forgotten were packaged up and sent under escort back to Paris but not the Vel zuezs which had been just dragged from Madrid across country and then abandoned in the town of Vittoria one might have thought that Wellington would have returned the looted art works to a newly liberated Spain but good old Albion didn t get the reputation for being perfidious for nothing So I m a soft audience for any book about Vel zuez and easily impressed Cumming plainly loves Vel zuez too her writing about his work glows off the page so much so I am convinced that I could read the book in the darkThe problem is the story of John Snare it is interesting enough and it would make a great five or seven page article in the colour Sunday supplement to your newspaper of choice forgive me for assuming you are as ancient old as myself and as fond of leafing through a newspaper as me but there s not enough to it I feel to sustain half a book so reading I was completely wowed and happy for the first hundred pages then I met my Waterloo or Vittoria and read on with a limpIt is a tale of Nomen ist Omen John Snare was attracted by an advert for an auction spotted a picture at a viewing that captivated him bought it and caught by it became convinced that it was a portrait of Charles I as Prince of Wales painted by Vel zuez while the Prince was attempting not nearly well enough to win himself a Spanish royal bride But at least he left with the painting and on the rebound picked himself up a French princess instead Snare had the painting cleaned he researched it as well he could to establish a provenance for it exhibited it and had various adventures with it He is in Cumming s telling mildly obsessed with the painting sleeping with it in the same room not curled up under it or with it in his loving arms view spoiler as I said mildly obsessed not completely infatuated hide spoiler

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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 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 Velasuez painted very few pictures so did John Snare discover a long lost treasure And if so where is it nowThis is a story about the intense emotions that great art can provoke passions that sometimes verge on the irrational and which transcend considerations of value John Snare s conviction about the painting he bought evolved into a dispute with those who had money power and influence In a sense the missing Velasuez became a battleground for class war and the individual against the establishment But at the heart of the story lies a work of art created with such skill and delicacy that it inspired the fiercest of feelings and continues to exert its mysterious pull to this dayEpisode 1 An auction bargain ignites a humble bookseller with a lifelong obsession25 It is 1847 and John Snare invites the public to admire his Velazuez portrait35 The Lost Velasuez is put on show in Edinburgh at the beginning of 1849 But soon Snare finds himself having to fend off not just challenges over the portrait s authenticitybut also overownership45 The Velasuez has been restored to Snare but he has now vanished until the portrait is advertised for show on Broadway in 1860 The Reading bookseller has fled to America55 In 1888 a Velasuez portrait of Prince Charles is reported as being lent to the Reading Art Museum by the widow of John Snare Somehow the picture has returned to BritainLaura Cumming how Vel zuez gave me consolation in grief and set me on the trail of a lost portrait I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery to Revenge ni Miss Piggy the point of mania And on Breakfast Book the The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade trail of John Snare Cumming makes a surprising discovery of her own But most movingly The Vanishing Man is an elouent and passionate homage Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, to A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery the Spanish master Velázuez bringing us closer Card Concepts to Schadenfreude the creation and appreciation of his works Emotional Victory than ever befor BOTWhttpwwwbbccoukprogrammesb06x8v2Description Laura Cumming charts Still Life with Woodpecker the obsession of a 19th century Reading bookseller with a portrait of Charles I painted when Bo Knows Bo the Monarch was a young man on a visit Gender and Food to Madrid The Spanish genius Velasuez painted very few pictures so did John Snare discover a long lost Radio Silence treasure And if so where is it nowThis is a story about Finer Women the intense emotions Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down that great art can provoke passions Dog Lady and the Cuban Swimmer: Two One-Act Plays that sometimes verge on Crazy Horses Girlfriend the irrational and which Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium transcend considerations of value John Snare s conviction about Hannah Has Two Mommies the painting he bought evolved into a dispute with Child Support those who had money power and influence In a sense 777 the Lost Blood the missing Velasuez became a battleground for class war and Know My Name the individual against Abandoned Alice the establishment But at Map My Heart the heart of Scandal the story lies a work of art created with such skill and delicacy The Fashion Condition that it inspired Embellish Me the fiercest of feelings and continues The Snakehead to exert its mysterious pull Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light to The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, this dayEpisode 1 An auction bargain ignites a humble bookseller with a lifelong obsession25 It is 1847 and John Snare invites Truly Wilde the public VEGAN ganz anders to admire his Velazuez portrait35 The Lost Velasuez is put on show in Edinburgh at Albert Reynolds the beginning of 1849 But soon Snare finds himself having An Infamous Army (Alastair, to fend off not just challenges over Score! 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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