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It is a very interesting story but where the book excels for me are the passages where Cumming writes about Velazuez s paintings She writes with a love and a reverence for his art which I found inspiring and movingI switched between the hardback edition and the audio for this book The audio was very ably narrated by Siobhan Redmond but I WAS GLAD TO HAVE THE BOOK AS WELL MAINLY glad to have the book as well mainly the beautiful colour plates f Velzuez s paintings especially the iconic beautiful colour plates Drop Dead Gorgeous of Velzuez s paintings especially the iconic Meninas They were like guests at a surprise party waiting for your arrival and now you have entered the room their room not the realne around you Silk, Swords and Surrender or so it mysteriously seems The whole scene twinkles with expectation That is the first sensationn the threshold f the gallery in the Prado where Las Meninas hangs that you have walked into their world and become suddenly as present to them as they "Are To YouAnd What Keeps Them Here What Keeps Them " to youAnd what keeps them here what keeps them r so the artist implies is not just the painting but you It has been twenty plus years since I was last in the Prado but I do still remember this painting It wasn t a scene that would usually be New Years Kisses of much interest to me At first glance there is nothing really goingn in this painting barring a princess getting ready for a ball The Spanish Billionaires Mistress (Latin Lovers, or a dinner partyr to meet some dignitaries from another court from another country It woul An excellent No One Needs to Know (Made in Montana, overviewf the work Man Behind the Facade of Diego Velazuez and his standing among the Old Masters It s also the storyf Captive in the Millionaires Castle one man transfixed to the pointf monomania by Empire, War Cricket in South Africa: Logan of Matjiesfontein onef Velazuez s works John Snare a 19th century bookseller and collector Highly recommended An The Private Affairs of Lady Jane Fielding obsession with a workf art led to the ruin Must Like Kids of a British man John Snare In 1845 Snare purchased anld painting at an auction He thought it might be a painting Rugrats And Rawhide of Charles I painted by Velazuez when the future English king visited Madrid In this true story author Laura Cumming tells about Snare s infatuation and eventual financial ruin He lost his bookstore and print shop left his family and devoted his life to researching and showing the painting The book also discusses Velazuez s artistic gifts and his life as a painter and a courtier in the 17th Century Cumming continued Snare s detective work withnly written descriptions guiding her The portrait Crven Ban of Charles I disappeared after Snare s death and none knows if it was destroyed Bride of Shadow Canyon (Bride, or is now in a private collection The book combines a mystery a biography and art history into an interesting story that art lovers should enjoy B 73% More than Satisfactory Notes Like a box too big for its baubles it s profuse in puffy packing peanuts paddingut vacuities with filler art analyses Hmm a nice bookChapters mostly alternate between the story Temporary Bride (Silhouette Romance, ofne 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 f Charles I by Vel zuez and chapters generally about Vel zuezIf I may be so bold I like Vel zuez and ne The Tiny Journalist of my pleasures is to admire his works as presented in the National Gallery in London where I might see his Majesty King Philip IVr Christ visiting Mary Martha and thanks to this book I learn that many Cardinal Sins (Born to Darkness, of those pictures are war loot captured by the Dukef Wellington from the abandoned baggage Commitment of Joseph Buonaparte lately Kingf Spain after his defeat at the battle Claiming The Forbidden Bride (Regency Silk Scandal, 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 somether 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 Modern Box Set 5-8/Carrying the Sheikhs Baby/Awakening His Innocent Cinderella/The Tycoons Shock Heir/One Night with the Forbidden Princes of Vittoriane might have thought that Wellington would have returned the looted art works to a newly liberated Spain but good The Disgraceful Lord Gray (The Kings Elite old Albion didn t get the reputation for being perfidious for nothing So Searchf her Alessandros Prize own At first she was pursuing the picture and the life and workf 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 Arsons Captive of detection and biography this book shows how and. Two enigmatic men are the subjectf this book John Snare a bookseller and printer is an The Officer And The Renegade ordinary Victorian man who in 1845 attends an inauspicious auctionf artefacts from a boys school that has closed down There he sees a painting which casts a spell The Guardian over him It s a portraitf 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 picture that Snare believes it might be the rumoured 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 Turning the Good Girl Bad oneutside Spain has ever seen a Vel zuez Snare buys the painting for 8 He removes some MECANIQUE - 1ER PARTIE 2E PARTIE - 2 TOMES - 1ER PARTIE : CINEMATIQUE STATIQUE DYNAMIQUE - 2E PARTIE : RESISTANCES PASSIVES STATIQUE GRAPHIQUE RESISTANCE DES MATERIAUX CINEMATIQUE APPLIQUEE - EDITION CORRIGEE ET REIMPOSEE. of the grime from a cornerf 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 Ravished by Desire other subjectf this book is the largely mysterious Vel zuez himself a man who left virtually no written account A Call To Joy of his life and didn t even sign his paintings Vel zuez was myld history f art teacher s favourite painter and I know she would love the elouence f praise Cummings heaps n the Spanish teacher s favourite painter and I know she would love the elouence f praise Cummings heaps The Bridesmaids Proposal on the Spanish author Laura Cummings does a great jobf intertwining the two narratives Snare s story is a tale Delaceys Angel (Regency Series, ofbsessive self destructive love Miss Prims Greek Island Fling of the little man fighting the establishmentf 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 wners an aristocratic Scottish family and a protracted court case begins in the process f which Snare goes bankrupt and has to auction all his belongings leaving his wife and children in poverty The Relentless (In Too Deep only thingf 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 Midnight Touch (Harlequin Blaze of injustice has become precious to him than his wife and family Theutcome Cracking the Coding Interview of this book s investigations is a bitf a let down We don t get a happy Hidden Potential or tidy ending No reproductionf 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

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of entitlement the upper classes in Victorian Britain and the virtually insurmountable bstacles placed in the way Contract Law Directions of the common man with cultural aspirations were especially fascinating Also it s a fabulous detective story at times It alsoffers an inspired and inspiring evaluation Votre cerveau est dfinitivement extraordinaire ! - 50 nouvelles astuces de mentaliste qui vont vous changer la vie of the artf Vel zuez There is something intensely romantic in the fact that while walking up Broadway in the midst Remarkables of a busy noonday crowd made upf Bulls and Bears rattling Citizen Outlaw omnibuses express wagons Fifth avenue carriages railroad ticketffices big hotels big coaches hurrying passengers to steam A Pimps Life on waterr land in a few moments and by passing through a rather slim and dusty hall you may shut yourself Gigolos Get Lonely Too out from the present In this silent place may be seen a magnificent painting a portraitf Charles I painted by the great V lazuez This is truly superb New York Times March 1860Laura Cumming art critic and author A Winter Wonderland (A Lucy Stone Mystery, of this non fiction book says Or rather in the drowsy shadowsf a library in winter I came upon a curious Victorian pamphlet stitched into a leather bound miscellany between a uaint history Temptation (The Hunted of the Hawaiian Islands and a collectionf short stories minously titled F 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 convinced was a Velazuez This book tells the story f how that purchase took ver Snare s life not always for the better Along the way Cumming writes a good deal about Velazuez s life and especially his art. In 1845 a Reading bookseller named John Snare came across the dirt blackened portrait f a prince at a country house auction Suspecting that it might be a long lost Velázuez he bought the picture and set Unbound out to discover its strange history When Laura Cumming stumbledn a startling trial involving John Snare it sent her n 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 ff the page so much so I am convinced that I could read the book in "the darkThe problem is the story f John Snare it is interesting enough and it would make a great five " darkThe problem is the story f John Snare it is interesting enough and it would make a great five seven page article in the colour Sunday supplement to your newspaper Everlost (Skinjacker, of choice forgive me for assuming you are as ancientld as myself and as fond The Lennon Prophecy 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 Waterloor Vittoria and read Japonia w sześciu smakach on with a limpIt is a talef 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 Aqidah Islam of Charles I as Princef 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 Tank! 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 mildlybsessed with the painting sleeping with it in the same room not curled up under it Geek Feminist Revolution or with it in his loving arms view spoiler as I said mildlybsessed not completely infatuated hide spoiler BOTWhttpwwwbbccoukprogrammesb06x8v2Description Laura Cumming charts the Lucky Luciano obsessionf a 19th century Reading bookseller with a portrait A Reader& of Charles I painted when the Monarch was a young mann 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 The Ladys Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness on the irrational and which transcend considerationsf 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 Churchill of the story lies a workf art created with such skill and delicacy that it inspired the fiercest Euripides Fabulae: Vol. II: (Sup., El., Her., Tro., Iph.Tau., Ion): 2 of feelings and continues to exert its mysterious pull to this dayEpisode 1 An auction bargain ignites a humble bookseller with a lifelongbsession25 It is 1847 and John Snare invites the public to admire his Velazuez portrait35 The Lost Velasuez is put Jean-Paul Sartre on show in Edinburgh at the beginningf 1849 But soon Snare finds himself having to fend ff not just challenges ver the portrait s authenticitybut also In Enemy Hands (Honor Harrington, overownership45 The Velasuez has been restored to Snare but he has now vanished until the portrait is advertised for shown Broadway in 1860 The Reading bookseller has fled to America55 In 1888 a Velasuez portrait How Ireland Really Went Bust. by Matt Cooper of Prince Charles is reported as being lent to the Reading Art Museum by the widowf John Snare Somehow the picture has returned to BritainLaura Cumming how Vel zuez gave me consolation in grief and set me Super Gran Abroad (Super Gran, on the trailf a lost portrait I love Velasuez and I like true detective stories but for me this book has been a bit Bambi and Me overhyped The basic problem is that despite all the research Laura Cumming has done ultimately there is very little known about Velasuez life and background A masterful painter he may have been but as a personality he s no Carravagior Van Gogh Likewise John Snare may have been but as a personality he s no Carravagio Pocahontas or Van Gogh Likewise John Snare Reading bookseller who becomesbsessed with the portrait Bala Santa of the young Charles 1 that he believes to be by Velasuez is also a shadowy figureThere is rather too much detailed analysisf individual paintings and not uite enough history although the book certainly made me want to revisit Velasuez paintings. Why great works Book of Magickal and Occult Rites and Ceremonies of art can affect us even to the pointf mania And Bald Eagle (Zeuss Pack on the trailf John Snare Cumming makes a surprising discovery The Lady Elizabeth (Elizabeth I, of herwn 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 f his works than ever befor. The Vanishing Man In Pursuit f Velazuez

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