On Art and Painting

Vicente Carducho and Baroque Spain

Editor(s) Jean Andrews,Jeremy Roe,Oliver Noble Wood

Language: English

Genre(s): Modern Languages, Art and Music

Series: Studies in Visual Culture

  • July 2016 · 432 pages ·216x138mm

  • · Hardback - 9781783168590
  • · eBook - pdf - 9781783168606
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783168613

About The Book

This book is a collection of fourteen essays on the Dialogues on Painting, published by the Florentine-born Spanish painter and art theorist Vicente Carducho (1568–1638) in 1633. This was the first treatise in Spanish on the art of painting, written as part of a campaign led by Carducho in collaboration with other prominent painters working in Madrid, to raise the status of the artist from artisan to liberal artist. The treatise provides an overview of the melding of Italian Renaissance art theory and Madrilenian practice in the baroque era. It also offers first-hand insight into collecting in Madrid during this crucial period in the rapid expansion of the capital city. The present collection of essays by art historians and hispanists from the UK, Spain, Germany and the US examines each of the dialogues in detail, furnishing an account of Carducho’s campaign to establish a painting academy and to professionalise the office of the painter; detailing the publication history of the treatise and the interrelationship between painting and poetry; and it cites Carducho’s own painting in relation to the Italian and Spanish traditions within which he operated.


1 Vicente Carducho and the Spanish Literary Baroque
Jeremy Lawrance
2 Observations on the Readership and Circulation of the Diálogos,
Marta Cacho Casal
3 Personal and Professional Relations between the Carducho brothers and Federico Zuccari.
Macarena Moralejo Ortega
4 Italian Training at the Spanish Court: Vicente Carducho’s Artistic Formation
Rebecca J. Long
5 Connoisseurs, Collectors, Patrons, and the Odd Engineer: Vicente Carducho and Art Aficionados at the Madrid Court
José Juan Pérez Preciado
6 Painting and poetry in the Diálogos
Javier Portús
7 Carducho the conceptista
Colin Thompson
8 The Palace Painter and El Predicador de las gentes: Vicente Carducho and the Sacred Oratory of his Time
Juan Luis González García
9 Ideas About Religious Art in the Diálogos.
Marta Bustillo
10 Carducho’s late Holy Families and Decorous Representation
Jean Andrews
11 ‘Throwing New Light on the Portrait’: Vicente Carducho, Lázaro Díaz del Valle, and the Vindication of the Portrait in Golden Age Spain
José María Riello Velasco
12 Disegño to Dibujo: Vicente Carducho and the Eloquence of Drawing
Zahira Véliz
13 The paragone of painting and sculpture in the Diálogos
Karin Hellwig
14 Carducho on the art, science and poetics of the pintura de borrones
Jeremy Roe.

About the Editor(s)

Author(s): Jean Andrews

Jean Andrews is Associate Professor in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at the University of Nottingham.

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Author(s): Jeremy Roe

Jeremy Roe is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centro de História d’Aquém e d’Além-Mar, Universidade Nova Lisboa and Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at the University of Nottingham.

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Author(s): Oliver Noble Wood

Oliver Noble Wood is Fellow and Tutor in Modern Languages (Spanish) at Hertford College, Oxford, and University Lecturer in Golden Age Spanish Literature.

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