Analysis Of Las Hilanderas

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On the painting Las Hilanderas (1657), Velázquez seek to warn the nobility of that time against pride, by painting the ordinary workers on the front of the painting, as the main subjects of the painting. In this sense, the work of Velázquez reproduces, allowing interpretations and reinterpretations. When we look at the painting, immediately we see two contrasting plans. Two well-differentiated moments the colors and play of light. However, when we look more closely, we realize that this game of colors and lights plus a series of indices offered by identifiable immediate plans creates a third plane, the perspective.
On the first plane of the painting, the viewer can notice the use of darker and warmer colors such as red, which are used on a large scale. The
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That is, is created by a character in the foreground. A brunette located to the left of this plan, which is the darkest of the frame, dressed humbly, her body arched, and her head down. And a character from the background, blonde, that lies on the right of this plan, which is, the clearer the picture, dressed sophisticatedly, with the body upright, her head turned to us, quizzical look,. The first character reveals the scene, inviting us to enter it, the second looks at the viewer as if she is calling us and asking for explanations. If we think that, when Velázquez painted this picture, he worked as court upholsterer and was intended for the establishment of a National Weaving Industry in Spain. We see that it was the beginning of an industrialization time. To which Velázquez may have looked askance, for both the work of the artisan and the artist may come to be restricted to just the consumption of the work, or the excessive appreciation of the product for consumption, without which take as regard to the process by which both pass: the production

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