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El Greco to Velazquez: Art During the Reign of Philip III

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Philip III (1578-1621), so often dismissed in favor of Philip II and Philip IV, actually presided over an era of crucial artistic development in Spain. His reign was a time of cultural and political vitality for the Spanish monarchy, as the king and his court, having successfully maintained a peaceful foreign policy in Europe (the "Pax Hispanica"), ushered in a style of gr ...more
Hardcover, 351 pages
Published April 24th 2008 by MFA Publications
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So.... I don't currently have the attention span to read these essays. There's a lot of history in here and it's really specific. Will I ever get my attention span back? That's a subject that doesn't belong in this "review".

The color reproductions are fantastic and I wish that they were more and bigger. But since I will probably never be able to travel to all the museums that own the varied works, I'll take what I can get.
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