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Julia Vazquez, Meadows/Kress/Prado curatorial fellow and PhD candidate, Columbia University This lecture carefully examines the means by which Diego Velázquez came to serve as curator of the art collection of Habsburg king Philip IV and the impact on his career as painter to the king. The talk will first examine Velázquez’s redecoration of the Hall of Mirrors in the Alcázar palace, and then offer a new interpretation of his Mercury and Argus that demonstrates the ways its intended inclusion in this decorative program determined its form and content. On Friday March 3, Vazquez will also present a gallery talk related to this topic, addressing the use of the Hall of Mirrors as the setting for Juan Carreño de Miranda’s Portrait of Charles II.
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