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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Infanta Maria Teresa - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Infanta Maria Teresa
The Dwarf Sebastian de Morra c. 1645 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Dwarf Sebastian de Morra c. 1645
Archne (A Sybil) - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Archne (A Sybil)
Pope Innocent X c. 1650 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Pope Innocent X c. 1650
Philip III on Horseback 1634-35 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Philip III on Horseback 1634-35
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')
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...
The Infante Don Carlos - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Infante Don Carlos
Las Meninas (detail-4) 1656-57 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Las Meninas (detail-4) 1656-57
The Adoration of the Magi 1619 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Adoration of the Magi 1619
Cardinale Infante Ferdinand of Austria as Hunter - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Cardinale Infante Ferdinand of Austria as Hunter
Las Meninas (detail-2) 1656-57 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Las Meninas (detail-2) 1656-57

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