Velazquez's Las Hilanderas: A New Interpretation

Kahr, Madlyn Millner
September 1980
Art Bulletin;Sep80, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p376
Academic Journal
Presents an interpretation of 'Las Hilanderas,' a painting by Diego Velazquez. Relationship of composition and the meaning of 'Las Meninas' to the Antwerp tradition of gallery pictures in Belgium; Allusion in the background of the painting; Relation of the painting to the engraving of 'Lucretia Spinning with Her Maids,' designed by Dutch artist Hendrick Goltzius in 1578; Influence of the fable of Arachne on the painting.


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