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    The fall into oblivion of the works of the slave painter Juan de Pareja

    Fracchia, Carmen and Macartney, H. (2012) The fall into oblivion of the works of the slave painter Juan de Pareja. Art In Translation 4 (2), pp. 163-184. ISSN 1756-1310.

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    This thought-provoking article focuses on the reception of the Spanish artist Juan de Pareja, the slave and collaborator of Velázquez, who developed a career at the court of Philip IV after his manumission in 1650. Fracchia examines the writings of significant commentators on Pareja, such as Antonio Palomino, Carl Justi, and Gaya Nuño. The historiography is marked by ethnic prejudices, emphasis on Pareja's social status, and comparison with Velázquez, all of which ultimately contributed to the neglect of Pareja's work until recently. In addition, Fracchia's analysis of Pareja's Calling of St Matthew reveals his own efforts to present himself in a way that would be acceptable to the seventeenth-century beholder.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Juan de Pareja, Velázquez, Antonio Palomino, Carl Justi, Gaya Nuño, slavery and art, Imperial Spain, art and society, historiography
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies, Centre for (CILAVS)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2013 12:44
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:32


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