Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez (June 6, 1599 - August 6, 1660) was a Spanish painter who was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV. He was an individualistic artist of the contemporary baroque period, important as a portrait artist. In addition to numerous renditions of scenes of historical and cultural significance, he painted scores of portraits of the Spanish royal family, other notable European figures, and commoners, culminating in the production of his masterpiece Las Meninas (1656).

From the first quarter of the nineteenth century, Velazquez's artwork was a model for the realist and impressionist painters, in particular Edouard Manet. Since that time, more modern artists, including Spain's Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, as well as the Anglo-Irish painter Francis Bacon, have paid tribute to Velazquez by recreating several of his most famous works. (From Wikipedia)


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Las Meninas (detail-1) 1656-57 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Las Meninas (detail-1) 1656-57
Mars, God of War c. 1640 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Mars, God of War c. 1640
The Infanta Margarita 1653 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Infanta Margarita 1653
Self-Portrait 1643 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Self-Portrait 1643
Las Hilanderas (The Spinners) - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Las Hilanderas (The Spinners)
The Coronation of the Virgin 1645 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Coronation of the Virgin 1645
A Venus at Her Mirror - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
A Venus at Her Mirror
The Crucifixion - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Crucifixion
The Fable of Arachne (detail-1) c. 1657 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Fable of Arachne (detail-1) c. 1657
View of Zaragoza 1647 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
View of Zaragoza 1647
Las Meninas or The Family of Philip IV 1656-57 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Las Meninas or The Family of Philip IV 1656-57
Los Borrachos (The Drunkards) (or The Triumph of Bacchus) - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Los Borrachos (The Drunkards) (or The Triumph of Bacchus)

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