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Painting and the turn to cultural modernity in Spain; the time of Eugenio Lucas Velazquez (1850-1870).

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Painting and the turn to cultural modernity in Spain; the time of Eugenio Lucas Velazquez (1850-1870).

Ginger, Andrew.

Susquehanna Univ. Press

2007

364 pages

$65.00

Hardcover

ND813

The 1850s and 1860s are widely seen as a crucial turning point in modern painting, with its fulcrum in Paris. Ginger (Hispanic studies, U. of Stirling) discusses the parallel turn to cultural modernity in Spain from 1850 on, particularly exploring an alternative modernity that is critically at odds with the canonical tradition of the French avant-garde and its legacy. Velaquez (1817-70) is at the center, he says, but his concern is more with the context that nurtured him than with his own peculiarities.

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