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Velázquez. The Complete Works

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For so many champions of art history, the ultimate sounding board was—and remains—Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez. This monograph presents his complete works in beautiful reproductions, including enlarged details and photography of recently restored paintings.
Hardcover with fold-out9.8 x 13.4 in.7.51 lb416 pages
“This mighty volume scores in allowing us to get so much closer to his pictures than any of its predecessors ever have.”
“…the full breadth of the artist’s output is a must-have.”
“…a publication to seduce even those who might usually dismiss photographic reproductions of works.”
The Financial Times
XL books are at least 34 cm (13.4 in.) high, with the exception of landscape-format titles
Velázquez. The Complete Works

Velázquez. The Complete Works


The Complete Velázquez

A catalogue raisonné of “the painter’s painter”

Manet called him “the greatest painter of all.” Picasso was so inspired by his masterpiece Las Meninas that he painted 44 variations of it. Francis Bacon painted a study of his portrait of Pope Innocent X. Monet and Renoir, Corot and Courbet, Degas and Dalí… for so many champions of art history, the ultimate sounding board was—and remains—Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599–1660).

This monograph edition brings together Velázquez’s complete works with a selection of enlarged details and photography of recently restored paintings, achieved through the joint initiative of TASCHEN and the Wildenstein Institute. The dazzling images are accompanied by insightful commentary from José López-Rey on Velázquez’s interest in human life and his equal attention to all subjects, from an old woman frying eggs to a pope or king, as well as his commitment to color and light, which would influence the Impressionists over two centuries later.
The authors

José López-Rey (1905–1991) taught Italian Renaissance at the University of Madrid and worked as an art advisor for the Spanish Ministry of Education. Before the end of the Spanish Civil War, he emigrated to the USA, where he resumed his teaching career at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York. In 1973 he was awarded emeritus status. López-Rey was a corresponding member of the Hispanic Society of America and a consultant and contributor to several international art journals, including the Gazette des Beaux Arts and Art News.

Odile Delenda, graduate of the École du Louvre, served as professor there, and then as deputy head of the department of paintings at the Musée du Louvre until 2007. She has collaborated on several exhibitions of old master paintings. A research fellow at the Wildenstein Institute in Paris since 1990, she has continued her study of Spanish art from the Siglo de Oro. She is, among other works, the author of Vélasquez, peintre religieux (1993) and, under the auspices of the Wildenstein Institute, the first critical catalogue raisonné of the painted oeuvre of Francisco de Zurbarán and his studio (2009/10).

Velázquez. The Complete Works
Hardcover with fold-out25 x 34 cm3.41 kg416 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-8177-6

Edition: Spanish

ISBN 978-3-8365-8178-3

Edition: French

ISBN 978-3-8365-8179-0

Edition: English
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9 Ratings


Francesco,October 28, 2021
Manet diceva che fosse "il più grande pittore mai esistito", sicuramente è tra i più grandi e incisivi della storia. Il volume oltre ai testi critici presenti, permette con le sue immagini di vedere i quadri ad una qualità mai vista prima e che fanno apprezzare questo immenso pittore. Ottimo il rapporto qualità-prezzo dell'opera.

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Chris,October 27, 2021
Great book - nicely but together and great quality. And just to top it all off Taschen does a wonderful job shipping and with customer service. Thanks for keeping standards high!

Great book for the Maestro of figurative art

Andrea,October 27, 2021
Studying masters' paintings is one of the best way of improving as an artist and this book is an invaluable resource for anyone who is striving to achieve mastery in portraiture.


Philippe,October 29, 2021
Dunkle Farben und wunderbare Kompositionen. Die spanische Malerei an einem ihrer Höhepunkte in einer prachtvollen Ausgabe reproduzierte Meisterwerke!

Un libro fantástico

Isabel,January 29, 2022
És un libro fantástico, su tamaño, calidad precio espectacular, lo volvería a comprar sin dudar. Es libro un básico para cualquier/a apasionado/a del arte!

Velázquez. Obra completa

Jose E.,December 27, 2021
Este libro constituye un gran compendio de la obra de Diego Velázquez, pero ante todo sobresale por la calidad de las reproducciones fotográficas de gran formato, que permiten apreciar las ambiciosas composiciones pictóricas de este enorme pintor del barroco español. Cada obra aparece comentada de manera clara y bien documentada, lo que le da mayor valor a este volumen, considerando su costo accesible.