VELÁZQUEZ. THE SHADOW OF LIFE
Tomaso Montanari arrives on the shore of seventeenth-century Spain following the footsteps of Diego Velázquez. In 4 episodes that go between Rome, Siviglia and Madrid, Montanari follows, canvas after canvas, the poetic and artistic journey of one of the “giants” of seventeenth century art. No artist before him has ever approached portraits with such strength and such an ability to dig in the depth of the human soul as Diego Velázquez did. An aspect that still continues to strike contemporary artists, just as he had “obsessed” Francis Bacon in the sixties of the twentieth century. In the portraits and group scenes, the force of reality emerges from fast painting, the thick strokes of the brush, loved by Manet (who defined Velázquez as “the painter of painters”), by Renoir and by the whole group of impressionists.
Episode 1. The Matter of Reality.
Episode 2. The Matter of Painting.
Episode 3. Mucha alma en Carne Viva.
Episode 4. The ghosts of Velázquez.