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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The Buffoon Juan De Austria - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Buffoon Juan De Austria
The Buffoon Pablo de Valladolid 1636-37 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Buffoon Pablo de Valladolid 1636-37
Juan de Pareja - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Juan de Pareja
The Supper at Emmaus 2 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Supper at Emmaus 2
Head of a Young Man in Profile - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Head of a Young Man in Profile
The Buffoon Don Cristobal de Castaneda y Pernia (detail)... - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Buffoon Don Cristobal de Castaneda y Pernia (detail)...
Juan Mateos c. 1634 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Juan Mateos c. 1634
Saint Rufina - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Saint Rufina
Price Baltasar Carlos - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Price Baltasar Carlos
Portrait of an old gentleman with a gold chain and... - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Portrait of an old gentleman with a gold chain and...
Infanta Marguarite Therese - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Infanta Marguarite Therese
Portrait Of A Young Man - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Portrait Of A Young Man
The Buffoon Don Cristobal de Castaneda y Pernia (Barbarroja)... - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Buffoon Don Cristobal de Castaneda y Pernia (Barbarroja)...
Portrait of the Infanta Maria Teresa - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Portrait of the Infanta Maria Teresa
Count-Duke of Olivares 2 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Count-Duke of Olivares 2
Portrait of a gentleman - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Portrait of a gentleman
Infanta Maria Teresa 2 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Infanta Maria Teresa 2
Portrait of a Man - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Portrait of a Man
Portrait of the court jester of Barbarossa - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Portrait of the court jester of Barbarossa
Equestrian Portrait of Don Gaspar de Guzman - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Equestrian Portrait of Don Gaspar de Guzman
Infante Don Carlos 1626-27 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Infante Don Carlos 1626-27
Portrait of Caspar de Guzman, Count of Olivares, Prime... - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Portrait of Caspar de Guzman, Count of Olivares, Prime...
Young Man - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Young Man
Philip IV, Standing 1 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Philip IV, Standing 1

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