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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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
Saint Thomas - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Saint Thomas
A Knight Of The Order Of Santiago - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
A Knight Of The Order Of Santiago
The smithy of volcano - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The smithy of volcano
The Surrender of Breda (detail-4) 1634-35 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Surrender of Breda (detail-4) 1634-35
Christ in the House of Martha and Mary (detail) c.... - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Christ in the House of Martha and Mary (detail) c....
Infante Philip Prosper - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Infante Philip Prosper
Camillo Massimi - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Camillo Massimi
Philip IV as a Hunter - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Philip IV as a Hunter
Self-Portrait - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Self-Portrait
Queen Isabel, Standing 1631-32 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Queen Isabel, Standing 1631-32
Don Juan Mateos - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Don Juan Mateos
Abbess Jeronima de la Fuente 1620 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Abbess Jeronima de la Fuente 1620
Philip IV at Fraga - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Philip IV at Fraga
Queen Maria Anna of Spain in a red dress 1655 60 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Queen Maria Anna of Spain in a red dress 1655 60
The Coronation of the Virgin (detail) 1645 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Coronation of the Virgin (detail) 1645
Philip IV   Standing - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Philip IV Standing
Peasants' Dinner - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Peasants' Dinner
The Surrender of Breda 2 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Surrender of Breda 2
The Triumph of Bacchus (Los Borrachos, The Topers)... - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Triumph of Bacchus (Los Borrachos, The Topers)...
Dona Antonia de Ipenarrieta y Galdós and her Son Luis... - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Dona Antonia de Ipenarrieta y Galdós and her Son Luis...
Philip IV in Brown and Silver 1631-32 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Philip IV in Brown and Silver 1631-32
Infanta Margarita - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Infanta Margarita
The Fable of Arachne (detail-4) c. 1657 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Fable of Arachne (detail-4) c. 1657

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