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ERIC Number: EJ904577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0706-8107
Finding the "Details that Matter" in the Appropriated Works of "Las Meninas"
Apps, Linda; Mamchur, Carolyn
Canadian Review of Art Education: Research and Issues, v37 p23-36 2010
Artists are constantly in a state of selecting. Selecting--to shape, to clarify, to discover, to make visible. A continuous flow of decisions must be made about inclusion and exclusion rendered simply as what to introduce, what to keep, and what to omit. Descriptively capturing what one wants to say requires an attentive and refined focus. The gathering and culling of details is a delicate process that results in the calcification of an idea. The exhibition "Olvidando a Velazquez (Forgetting Velazquez). Las Meninas" was a captivating exhibition featuring the work of Picasso and 25 additional artists who had appropriated the original Las Meninas painted in 1656 by Diego Velazquez. The rooms were flush with artistic interpretations from Dali to Sussman of Velazquez's seminal work of art. Las Meninas provided the structure and the impetus and the liminal space provided the place for the artists to work through the tensions of making the Las Meninas their own.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada