The Nice Thing About Hapsburg Faces
I spent the last of my birthday gift cards on a fantastic technical analysis of Diego Velázquez by Jonathan Brown and Carmen Garrido, Velázquez: The Technique of Genius. It’s filled with x-ray imaging, pigment analysis and critical examination of brushwork. Since I am a huge art conservation and painting construction nerd AND a big Velázquez fan, I love this book. There is a lot of amazing information in here, but there was one little insight that jumped out at me and I had to share.