Velázquez. Portraiture and Power

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In the context of the fifth Visiting Artwork, a panel of international experts talks about portrait painting in the work of Diego Velázquez.


The fifth edition of Visiting Artwork at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum welcomes King Philip IV of Spain by Diego Velázquez, from the Frick Collection in New York. The painting by the Spanish master sets the stage for the theme of this conference, Portraiture and Power, with international experts discussing Velázquez’s pictorial production and his close relationship with the Spanish court of Philip IV.

Image: Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velázquez, King Philip IV of Spain. 1644. Oil on canvas. The Frick Collection, New York. Inv. 1911.1.123. Photo: Michael Bodycomb (detail)



14:30 / Opening

Guilherme d’Oliveira Martins – Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, LisbonAntónio Filipe Pimentel – Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon

14:45 / Taking the Pose: Velázquez’ Portraits of Philip IV

Guillaume Kientz – Hispanic Society Museum & Library, New York

15:15 / Velázquez’s ‘King Philip IV’ at The Frick Collection

Xavier F. Salomon – The Frick Collection, New York— 15 minute break —

16:00 / War Paint: The Fraga Portrait in Context

Pablo Pérez d’Ors – Fundación Juan March, Palma

16:30 / Screening of ‘Conservation of Velázquez's Portrait of Philip IV’, a video by Michael Gallagher

16:50 / Debate

17:15 / Visit to the exhibition ‘Visiting Artwork: Diego Velázquez, Portrait of Philip IV’

18:00 / Cocktail

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