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Conference "Painting and its place in culture. To the anniversary of the beginning of the Velasquez creative activity"

On Wednesday, November 29, at 12.00 in the Green Hall of Russian Institute for the History of Arts was hold a conference “Painting and its place in culture. To the anniversary of the beginning of the Velasquez creative activity”.

During his lifetime Velazquez was the principal Spanish artist and one of the first artists of Europe. Then, for almost three centuries, he was forgotten. In the XXth century the glory of Velasquez once again reached an unprecedented scale. He was interesting to the great artists (Picasso), and the great philosophers (Foucault), but also the art historians of all scientific schools, and the public of all levels and tastes. But the XX century has finished already, but the question arises, and what is Velazquez for us today?