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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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Portrait of the court jester 'El Primo' - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Portrait of the court jester 'El Primo'
Portrait of the court jester of Barbarossa - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Portrait of the court jester of Barbarossa
Portrait of a Man 1634 1635 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Portrait of a Man 1634 1635
Portrait of a Young Man 2 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Portrait of a Young Man 2
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