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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Pope Innocent X c. 1650 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Pope Innocent X c. 1650
Archne (A Sybil) - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Archne (A Sybil)
The Fable Of Arachne - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Fable Of Arachne
Cardinale Infante Ferdinand of Austria as Hunter - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Cardinale Infante Ferdinand of Austria as Hunter
St Anthony Abbot and St Paul the Hermit (detail) c... - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
St Anthony Abbot and St Paul the Hermit (detail) c...
Queen Dona Mariana of Austria 1652-53 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Queen Dona Mariana of Austria 1652-53
The Infante Don Carlos - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Infante Don Carlos
Mother Jerónima de la Fuente [detail] - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Mother Jerónima de la Fuente [detail]
The Dwarf Sebastian de Morra c. 1645 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Dwarf Sebastian de Morra c. 1645
Cardinal Camillo Astalli - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Cardinal Camillo Astalli
Maria Teresa of Spain (with 'the two watches') - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Maria Teresa of Spain (with 'the two watches')
Las Meninas (detail-4) 1656-57 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Las Meninas (detail-4) 1656-57
Cardinal Infante Don Fernando as a Hunter 1632-33 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Cardinal Infante Don Fernando as a Hunter 1632-33
Las Meninas (detail-2) 1656-57 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Las Meninas (detail-2) 1656-57
The Adoration of the Magi 1619 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Adoration of the Magi 1619
Head of a Stag 1626-27 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Head of a Stag 1626-27
Equestrian Portrait Of Balthasar Carlos - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Equestrian Portrait Of Balthasar Carlos
Villa Medici, Pavillion of Ariadne 1630 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Villa Medici, Pavillion of Ariadne 1630
The Dwarf Francisco Lezcano, Called
The Dwarf Francisco Lezcano, Called "El Nino de Vallecas"...
A Dwarf Holding a Tome in His Lap (or Don Diego de... - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
A Dwarf Holding a Tome in His Lap (or Don Diego de...
Portrait of Philip IV, King of Spain - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Portrait of Philip IV, King of Spain
Two Young Men At A Table - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Two Young Men At A Table
Velazquez and the Royal Family - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Velazquez and the Royal Family
A Young Lady - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
A Young Lady

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