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Everything Is Happening : Journey into a Painting (Paperback) (Michael Jacobs)
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Michael Jacobs was haunted by Velázquez's enigmatic masterpiece Las Meninas from first encountering it in the Prado as a teenager. InEverything is Happening Jacobs searches for the ultimate significance of the painting by following the trails of associations from each individual character in the picture, as well as his own memories of and relationship to this extraordinary work.From Jacobs' first trip to Spain to the complex politics of Golden Age Madrid, to his meeting with the man who savedLas Meninas during the Spanish Civil war, via Jacobs' experiences of the sunless world of the art history academy, Jacobs' dissolves the barriers between the past and the present, the real and the illusory.Cut short by Jacobs' death in 2014, and completed with an introduction and coda of great sensitivity and insight by his friend and fellow lover of art, the journalist Ed Vulliamy, this visionary, meditative and often very funny book is a passionate, personal manifesto for the liberation of how we look at painting.
Number of Pages: 226
Genre: Travel, Art
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Michael Jacobs
Street Date: October 6, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-7857
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