Frick Collection A4 notebook
SPANISH MASTERPIECES FROM THE FRICK COLLECTION OF NEW YORK IN THE MUSEO DEL PRADO
White paper. Sewn binding. A4 (29.5 x 20.5 cm).
Detail of the work Philip IV King of Spain (1644) by Velázquez, an exceptional painting for various reasons. The fact that it was conceived as an isolated work means that the monarch does not turn to his left. In addition, the combinations of red, silver and ivory tones, together with Velázquez’s highly effective and abbreviated brushstroke, result in a work of exceptional chromatic brilliance and of a technical audacity unachievable by any other painter.
This is one of the paintings that can be seen at the Museo Nacional del Prado on the occasion of the exhibition "Spanish Masterpieces from The Frick Collection", a unique opportunity to admire it.