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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Head of a Stag 1626-27 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Head of a Stag 1626-27
The Dwarf Francisco Lezcano, Called
The Dwarf Francisco Lezcano, Called "El Nino de Vallecas"...
Cardinal Camillo Astalli - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Cardinal Camillo Astalli
The Supper at Emmaus - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Supper at Emmaus
Queen Dona Mariana of Austria 1652-53 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Queen Dona Mariana of Austria 1652-53
The Infanta Maria Margarita - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Infanta Maria Margarita
A Young Lady - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
A Young Lady
Velazquez and the Royal Family - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Velazquez and the Royal Family
Pablo De Valladolid - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Pablo De Valladolid
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...
Villa Medici, Pavillion of Ariadne 1630 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Villa Medici, Pavillion of Ariadne 1630
Las Meninas (detail-6) 1656-57 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Las Meninas (detail-6) 1656-57

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