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Oral history interview with Raquel Rabinovich

Interviewee:
Rabinovich, Raquel, 1929-  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James Lancel, 1952-  Search this
Names:
Hispanic American Arts Center (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Station Hill Press  Search this
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827  Search this
Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986  Search this
Braque, Georges, 1882-1963  Search this
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906  Search this
Del Giocondo, Lisa, 1479-  Search this
Denes, Agnes  Search this
Farina, Ernesto, 1912-  Search this
Herzberg, Julia P.  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
Kelly, Robert, 1956-  Search this
Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924  Search this
Lhote, André, 1885-1962  Search this
Maggi, Marco, 1957-  Search this
Martin, Agnes, 1912-2004  Search this
Mondolfo, Rodolfo, 1877-1976  Search this
Mondrian, Piet, 1872-1944  Search this
Pavia, Philip, 1915-2005  Search this
Perón, Juan Domingo, 1895-1974  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Quasha, George  Search this
Rockburne, Dorothea  Search this
Schwabsky, Barry  Search this
Stein, Charles, 1944-  Search this
Strauss, David Levi  Search this
Velázquez, Diego, 1599-1660  Search this
Weintraub, Linda  Search this
Zimmer, William, 1946-2007  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (Sound recording: 4 sound files (3 hr., 6 min.), digital, wav)
64 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Argentina -- Description and Travel
Denmark -- Copenhagen -- Description and Travel
Egypt -- description and travel
France -- Paris -- Description and Travel
India -- description and travel
Machu Picchu Site (Peru)
Nepal -- Description and Travel
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and Travel
Thailand -- description and travel
Date:
2012 September 25 and October 9
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Raquel Rabinovich conducted 2012 September 25 and October 9, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art, at Rabinovich's home, in Rhinebeck, New York.
Rabinovich speaks of growing up in Argentina; becoming aware of art; reproductions and books; European art; her Jewish heritage; her parents moving to Argentina before World War I; Jewish persecution; her parents' background; living in Cordoba; speaking Spanish and Yiddish growing up; quiet reflections; church; art exposure; traveling and moving to Paris; the influence of Ernesto Farina; Peron's dictatorship and rebellion; attending medical school and the call of art; political activities and spending time in jail; meeting Jose and moving to Scotland; Paris and exposure to artwork; teachings of Andre Lhote; her early works; abstraction; painting; the Mona Lisa; darkness and light; "The Dark is Light Enough"; exposure to literature and poetry; living in Copenhagen; meeting Jorge Luis Borges; the Book of Sand; her siblings; her children and her relationship to them; staying up to date with current events; libraries and a lack of books growing up; meditation; texture and the monochromatic works; interest in Jasper Johns' work; meeting Jasper Johns; living in New York; trip to Machu Picchu and spending the night outdoors; "Cloister, Crossing, Passageway 1.32"; glassworks and transparency; exhibiting artwork; her divorce; Rodolfo Mondolfo; environment and exposure; quiet contemplation; spending time with artwork; commissioned work near High Falls; "River Library"; libraries as places of knowledge; minimalism; the 1980s; her daughter's wedding and her relationship with Jose; stones; traveling to Nepal, Thailand, India, and Egypt; temples; Buddhism; "Chhodrtens"; garbhagrihas; NEA fellowship and residency in Paris; "Thrones for the Gods"; INTAR Gallery; "Gateless Gates"; artifacts; Pabhavikas sculpture; Charles Stein; Linda Weintraub; George Quasha; Station Hill Press; "Enfolded Darkness" and "Light Unworn". Rabinovich also recalls Baron Hughes, Beethoven, Lenin, Diego Velazquez, Andre Lhote, Mondrian, Picasso, Braque, David Levi Straus, Robert Kelly, Cezanne, Philip Pavia, Agnes Martin, Dorothea Rockburne, Barry Schwabsky, Bill Zimmer, Agnes Denes, Louisa Valenzuela, Julia Herzberg, and Marco Maggi.
Biographical / Historical:
Raquel Rabinovich (1929- ) is a painter and sculptor in Rhinebeck, New York. James McElhinney (1952- ) is a painter and educator from New York, New York.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Political activists  Search this
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Function:
Libraries
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.rabino12
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rabino12
Online Media:

Velazquez, Diego, 1599-1660

Collection Creator:
Rosenblum, Walter, 1919-2006  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph
Container:
Binder 51
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Researcher may use study prints on file in the Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Advance appointments are required. Original negatives are stored off-site in cold storage and are not accessible to the public.
Collection Rights:
Copyright to photographs from the Walter Rosenblum Collection is held by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Requests for permission to reproduce photographs from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Photograph Archives. Certain works of art, as well as photographs of those works of art, may be protected by copyright, trademark, privacy or publicity rights, or other interests not owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It is the applicant's responsibility to ascertain whether any such rights exist, and to obtain any other permission necessary to reproduce and publish the image.
Collection Citation:
Walter Rosenblum Collection, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Walter Rosenblum photographs
Walter Rosenblum photographs / Series 1: Photographs of artists' works
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-saam-photo-ros-ref651

Diego Velazquez: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Velazquez, Diego 1599-1660  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, Spanish  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF003032
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_141767

Portrait of a Man [drawing] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Velazquez, Diego 1599-1660  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Contemporaries (New York, NY)  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0002218
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_131670

Goya und Velázquez : das königliche Portrait = Goya y Velázquez : el retrato real : [Ausstellung] Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 7. Oktober 1991 bis 9. Januar 1992 / in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Museo del Prado und dem Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid

Author:
Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut Frankfurt am Main  Search this
Museo del Prado  Search this
Spain Ministerio de Cultura  Search this
Subject:
Goya, Francisco 1746-1828  Search this
Velázquez, Diego 1599-1660 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
144 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Portraits
Place:
Spain
Date:
1991
[1991]
Topic:
Kings and rulers  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.G72 S73 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_510939

The young Velázquez : "The education of the Virgin" restored / essays by John Marciari, Carmen Albendea, Ian McClure, Anikó Bezur, and Jens Stenger, and Benito Navarrete Prieto

Author:
Marciari, John Young Velázquez  Search this
Navarrete Prieto, Benito Education of the Virgin and naturalist formula  Search this
Subject:
Velázquez, Diego 1599-1660 Education of the Virgin  Search this
Mary Blessed Virgin, Saint  Search this
Anne (Mother of the Virgin Mary), Saint  Search this
Physical description:
76 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Art
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Connecticut
New Haven
Date:
2014
Topic:
Painting, Spanish--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104466

To be king / Christine Dixie

Artist:
Dixie, Christine 1966-  Search this
Editor of moving image work:
Wilby, Mark  Search this
Subject:
Dixie, Christine 1966- To be king  Search this
Dixie, Christine 1966-  Search this
Velázquez, Diego 1599-1660 Maids of honor  Search this
Velázquez, Diego 1599-1660 Parodies, imitations, etc  Search this
Physical description:
19 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
South Africa
Date:
2014
Topic:
Video art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1032978

Little journeys to the homes of eminent artists / by Elbert Hubbard

Author:
Hubbard, Elbert 1856-1915  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Subject:
Raphael 1483-1520  Search this
Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519  Search this
Botticelli, Sandro 1444 or 5-1510  Search this
Thorvaldsen, Bertel 1770-1844  Search this
Gainsborough, Thomas 1727-1788  Search this
Velázquez, Diego 1599-1660  Search this
Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille 1796-1875  Search this
Correggio 1489?-1534  Search this
Bellini, Giovanni -1516  Search this
Cellini, Benvenuto 1500-1571  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 452 p., 11 p. of plates : ports. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1907
Call number:
927 .H87
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_848663

The work of Velasquez : reproduced in nearly one hundred and fifty illustrations / with a biographical introduction abridged from Walther Gensel

Author:
Gensel, Walther 1870-1910  Search this
Subject:
Velázquez, Diego 1599-1660  Search this
Physical description:
19,[2],174 p. incl. front.(port.)illus. ; 27cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1907
[c1907]
Call number:
927.V4 G3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_862368

Vélazquez / [texto: Juan José Zorrilla Jurado]

Author:
Zorrilla, Juan José  Search this
Velázquez, Diego 1599-1660  Search this
Aldeasa (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Velázquez, Diego 1699-1660 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
30 p. : col. ill., ports. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Spain
Date:
1999
1999]
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Call number:
ND813.V42 Z67 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_737909

Velázquez / Francisco Calvo Serraller

Author:
Calvo Serraller, F (Francisco) 1948-  Search this
Subject:
Velázquez, Diego 1599-1660  Search this
Museo del Prado  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : ill. ; 15 cm
Type:
Books
Guidebooks
Place:
Spain
Madrid
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Art  Search this
Call number:
ND813.V42 C36 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_738021

The influence of Velasquez on modern painting : the American experience / [essay by Mary Anne Goley]

Author:
Goley, Mary Ann  Search this
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Velázquez, Diego 1599-1660 Influences  Search this
Physical description:
21 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2000
[2000]
Call number:
N40.1.V428 G65 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_605197

Las meninas

Author:
Picasso, Pablo 1881-1973  Search this
Velázquez, Diego 1599-1660 Maids of honor  Search this
Museo Picasso  Search this
Subject:
Picasso, Pablo 1881-1973 Ménines  Search this
Velázquez, Diego 1599-1660 Maids of honor  Search this
Velázquez, Diego 1599-1660 Influence  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1968
Call number:
ND553.P5 A4 1968
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_635052

Picasso: les Ménines, 1957. Galerie Louise Leiris, 22 mai-27 juin 1959

Author:
Galerie Louise Leiris  Search this
Subject:
Picasso, Pablo 1881-1973  Search this
Velázquez, Diego 1599-1660  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) illus. 17 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1959
1959]
Call number:
ND553.P5 G24
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_651058

Messensee, Infantinnen, Velázquez : eine Ausstellung des Kunsthistorischen Museums Wien, 27.5.-27.6.1993

Author:
Velázquez, Diego 1599-1660  Search this
Messensee, Jürgen 1936-  Search this
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien  Search this
Subject:
Velázquez, Diego 1599-1660 Exhibitions  Search this
Messensee, Jürgen 1936- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
48 p
Type:
Books
Date:
1993
C1993
Call number:
N6811.5.M46 A4 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_652338

Miniatures : your own museum of art in miniature / the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Title:
Album of miniatures
Metropolitan Museum of Art miniatures
Author:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519  Search this
Goya, Francisco 1746-1828  Search this
Habsburg, House of Art collections  Search this
Raphael 1483-1520  Search this
Rubens, Peter Paul Sir 1599-1640  Search this
Velázquez, Diego 1599-1660  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
97 v. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Place:
Italy
Iran
Date:
1947
1957
[c1947-1957]
Topic:
Art--Study and teaching  Search this
Flowers in art  Search this
Painting, Renaissance  Search this
Portraits, European  Search this
Stanza della Segnatura (Vatican Palace, Vatican City)  Search this
Eight (Group of American artists)  Search this
Miniature painting, Iranian  Search this
Illumination of books and manuscripts  Search this
Art, Medieval  Search this
Call number:
N5300 .M56 1947
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_542428

Great masters, by John La Farge

Author:
La Farge, John 1835-1910  Search this
Subject:
Michelangelo Buonarroti 1475-1564  Search this
Raphael 1483-1520  Search this
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn 1606-1669  Search this
Rubens, Peter Paul 1577-1640  Search this
Velázquez, Diego 1599-1660  Search this
Dürer, Albrecht 1471-1528  Search this
Katsushika, Hokusai 1760-1849  Search this
Physical description:
3 p. l., [v]-xiv, 249 p. front., plates, ports. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1903
Call number:
N40 .L3 1903X
N40.L3 1903X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_411432

The world's leading painters: Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Rubens, Velasquez and Rembrandt, by George B. Rose

Author:
Rose, George B. 1860-1943  Search this
Subject:
Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519  Search this
Raphael 1483-1520  Search this
Titian approximately 1488-1576  Search this
Rubens, Peter Paul 1577-1640  Search this
Velázquez, Diego 1599-1660  Search this
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn 1606-1669  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 371 p. 6 port. (incl. front.) 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1912
Call number:
ND170 .R6 1912X
ND170.R6 1912X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_413069

The averted glance : disfigurement and the morality of looking / by Dale L. Meyer

Author:
Meyer, Dale L  Search this
Subject:
Bosch, Hieronymus -1516  Search this
Kahlo, Frida  Search this
Arbus, Diane 1923-1971  Search this
Velázquez, Diego 1599-1660  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 107 leaves : ill
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1994
Topic:
Human beings in art  Search this
Art and morals  Search this
Body image  Search this
Disfigured persons in art  Search this
Perception  Search this
Call number:
N7625.5 .M62 1994a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_469637

Velazquez; a catalogue raisonné of the pictures and drawings, by August L. Mayer

Author:
Mayer, August Liebmann 1885-  Search this
Subject:
Velázquez, Diego 1599-1660  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 148, [197] p. front., 197 pl. (incl. ports.) on 99 l. 29 x 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1936
[1936]
Call number:
N40.1.V428 M4
N40.1.V428M4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_345530

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