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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Infant Margarita - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Infant Margarita
Sewing woman - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Sewing woman
Young Man c. 1629 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Young Man c. 1629
Luis Gongora y Argote 1622 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Luis Gongora y Argote 1622
The Buffoon Calabazas Ii - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Buffoon Calabazas Ii
Portrait Of A Little Girl - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Portrait Of A Little Girl
Las Lanzas - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Las Lanzas
The Dwarf Don Juan Calabazas, called Calabacillas 1637... - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Dwarf Don Juan Calabazas, called Calabacillas 1637...
Kitchen Scene with the Supper in Emmaus c. 1618 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Kitchen Scene with the Supper in Emmaus c. 1618
Infante Felipe Prospero (detail) c. 1660 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Infante Felipe Prospero (detail) c. 1660
Head of a Girl c. 1618 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Head of a Girl c. 1618
Aesop 1639-41 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Aesop 1639-41
Sibyl c. 1632 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Sibyl c. 1632
Breakfast c. 1618 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Breakfast c. 1618
The Fable of Arachne - The Spinners (detail) 1657 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Fable of Arachne - The Spinners (detail) 1657
Three Men at a Table (or Luncheon) - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Three Men at a Table (or Luncheon)
The Supper at Emmaus c. 1620 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Supper at Emmaus c. 1620
Philip III on Horseback (detail) 1634-35 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Philip III on Horseback (detail) 1634-35
Portrait of a seated jester (Sebastian de Morra) - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Portrait of a seated jester (Sebastian de Morra)
Queen Isabel of Bourbon Equestrian 1634-35 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Queen Isabel of Bourbon Equestrian 1634-35
The Surrender of Breda (detail-1) 1634-35 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Surrender of Breda (detail-1) 1634-35
The Count-Duke of Olivares on Horseback 1634 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Count-Duke of Olivares on Horseback 1634
Arachne - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Arachne
The Christ In The House Of Mary And Mar - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Christ In The House Of Mary And Mar

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