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Paul Chapman – Velasquez (with a particular focus on Las Meninas)
March 4 at 7:30 pm£3 – £4
Diego Velasquez was the leading artist of the Spanish Golden Age and his painting Las Meninas (c.1656) is regarded as the culmination of his career. It shows the artist himself at his easel, with various members of the royal family and their attendants, but is full of ambiguities and contradictions. It has been described as “big and paradoxical”, “almost impossible to define”, a “complex and enigmatic composition”. Who better, then, to elucidate it for us than art historian and lecturer Paul Chapman, whose presentations are a regular and much appreciated feature of our programme.