Diego Velázquez

Mike Venezia

Book - 2004

Describes the life and career of the seventeenth-century Spanish artist famous for his portraits of royalty.

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New York : Children's Press 2004.
Main Author
Mike Venezia (-)
Other Authors
Diego Velázquez, 1599-1660 (-)
Physical Description
32 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
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Review by Booklist Review

Reviewed with Mike Venezia's Winslow Homer0 . Gr. 1-3. These two titles in Venezia's long-running Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists series offer biographical information as well as some basic art history. In Diego Velazquez0 , for instance, children will learn that seventeenth-century patrons often relied on portraits to "show off their power and wealth," a fact that may help them better appreciate the lavish attire and glittery jewels on display in many of the artist's major works. Winslow Homer0 puts the engraver turned painter in context of the nineteenth-century art scene, contrasting his rustic, naturalistic style with the mannered classicism preferred by other painters of the day. The absence of a glossary and an index in the books may frustrate report writers, and statements such as "Winslow didn't care what critics thought" seem a bit bold without source citations. However, the unusually abundant full-color reproductions more than justify this series' longevity, as do Venezia's lighthearted cartoons, which foster welcome associations between "art appreciation" and "fun." --Jennifer Mattson Copyright 2004 Booklist

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