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newyorker:

Richard Avedon first photographed Gabriel García Márquez on a rainy day in 1976, but he felt that the portrait was a failure. Avedon finally had another chance to photograph the writer in 2004. This is the portrait that emerged from that second session: http://nyr.kr/1h2usmA

newyorker:

Richard Avedon first photographed Gabriel García Márquez on a rainy day in 1976, but he felt that the portrait was a failure. Avedon finally had another chance to photograph the writer in 2004. This is the portrait that emerged from that second session: http://nyr.kr/1h2usmA

(Source: newyorker.com, via artslant)

medievalpoc:

Juan de Pareja

Flight Into Egypt

Spain (1658)

Oil on canvas

66 1/2 x 49 3/8 in. (168.9 x 125.4 cm)

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida, a division of Florida State University.

Pareja was born in Antequera, Seville. Having requested permission from the Procurador Mayor to join his brother in Madrid to perfect his art, he was first employed by Diego Velasquez in his workshop during the 1630s, to grind colors and prepare canvases.

He accompanied Velasquez to Italy in 1649, & while there posed for his portrait; the work, entitled Juan de Pareja , hangs now in the Metropolitan Museum, NY. In it the servant/painter’s dark skin and dark, curly hair indicate his origin. According to Palomino, the master made the painting as an exercise in painting a head from life before he portrayed Pope Innocent X (1649-50).

Pareja’s few known works are dated between 1658 and 1669. They are eclectic in style and show the use of a warm range of color, closer to that of Juan Carreño de Miranda than of Velasquez.

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