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Velázquez: Painting and the King

October 27 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT

Free to Paid

Giles Knox, Associate Professor of Art History, Indiana University Bloomington From his mid-twenties until his death at age 61, Velázquez worked as court painter to King Philip IV of Spain. During these years the artist’s manner of painting underwent a remarkable change, from the densely painted, firm forms of the 1620s (as in the Meadows Museum’s early portrait of Philip IV) to the lightly touched, feathery brushstrokes of the 1640s (as in the “Fraga Philip,” on loan from The Frick Collection and the subject of this fall’s Masterpiece in Residence exhibition) where solidity of form becomes subservient to the delicate play of the brush. In this talk, Giles Knox examines the development of Velázquez’s spectacularly free brushwork, as well as the possible role played by the king in encouraging the artist along this extraordinary path.

Following the lecture, Giles Knox, author of Masterpiece in Residence: Velázquez’s King Philip IV of Spain from The Frick Collection, will be available outside the Meadows Museum Shop for a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the shop.


October 27 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Free to Paid
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