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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Villa Medici, Pavillion of Ariadne 1630 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Villa Medici, Pavillion of Ariadne 1630
Las Meninas [detail] - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Las Meninas [detail]
Portrait of Philip IV, King of Spain - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Portrait of Philip IV, King of Spain
Study for the head of Apollo 1630 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Study for the head of Apollo 1630
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
The Waterseller of Seville 1623 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Waterseller of Seville 1623
St Ildefonso Receiving the Chasuble from the Virgin... - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
St Ildefonso Receiving the Chasuble from the Virgin...
Doña Maria de Austria, Queen of Hungary - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Doña Maria de Austria, Queen of Hungary
Equestrian Portrait Of Balthasar Carlos - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Equestrian Portrait Of Balthasar Carlos
The Jester Known as Don Juan de Austria 1632-35 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Jester Known as Don Juan de Austria 1632-35
St  Anthony Abbot And St  Paul The Hermit - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
St Anthony Abbot And St Paul The Hermit
Two Young Men At A Table - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Two Young Men At A Table

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