A collection of essays by international experts on Vicente Carducho’s treatise the Dialogues on Painting (1633), which dealt with the depiction of religious and profane subjects, the creation of collections and the status of the painter in baroque Spain.
This book is a collection of fourteen essays on the Dialogues on Painting, published by the Florentine-born Spanish painter and art theorist Vicente Carducho (1568–1638) in 1633. This was the first treatise in Spanish on the art of painting, written as part of a campaign led by Carducho in collaboration with other prominent painters working in Madrid, to raise the status of the artist from artisan to liberal artist. The treatise provides an overview of the melding of Italian Renaissance art theory and Madrilenian practice in the baroque era. It also offers first-hand insight into collecting in Madrid during this crucial period in the rapid expansion of the capital city. The present collection of essays by art historians and hispanists from the UK, Spain, Germany and the US examines each of the dialogues in detail, furnishing an account of Carducho’s campaign to establish a painting academy and to professionalise the office of the painter; detailing the publication history of the treatise and the interrelationship between painting and poetry; and it cites Carducho’s own painting in relation to the Italian and Spanish traditions within which he operated.
1 Vicente Carducho and the Spanish Literary BaroqueJeremy Lawrance
2 Observations on the Readership and Circulation of the Diálogos,
Marta Cacho Casal
3 Personal and Professional Relations between the Carducho brothers and Federico Zuccari.
Macarena Moralejo Ortega
4 Italian Training at the Spanish Court: Vicente Carducho’s Artistic Formation
Rebecca J. Long
5 Connoisseurs, Collectors, Patrons, and the Odd Engineer: Vicente Carducho and Art Aficionados at the Madrid Court
José Juan Pérez Preciado
6 Painting and poetry in the Diálogos
7 Carducho the conceptista
8 The Palace Painter and El Predicador de las gentes: Vicente Carducho and the Sacred Oratory of his Time
Juan Luis González García
9 Ideas About Religious Art in the Diálogos.
10 Carducho’s late Holy Families and Decorous Representation
11 ‘Throwing New Light on the Portrait’: Vicente Carducho, Lázaro Díaz del Valle, and the Vindication of the Portrait in Golden Age Spain
José María Riello Velasco
12 Disegño to Dibujo: Vicente Carducho and the Eloquence of Drawing
13 The paragone of painting and sculpture in the Diálogos
14 Carducho on the art, science and poetics of the pintura de borrones