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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Philip IV on Horseback 1634-35 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Philip IV on Horseback 1634-35
Prince Baltasar Carlos with the Count-Duke of Olivares... - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Prince Baltasar Carlos with the Count-Duke of Olivares...
Portrait of the Infanta Margarita c. 1660 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Portrait of the Infanta Margarita c. 1660
Peasants' Dinner - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Peasants' Dinner
A Knight Of The Order Of Santiago - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
A Knight Of The Order Of Santiago
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...
The Coronation of the Virgin (detail) 1645 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Coronation of the Virgin (detail) 1645
Prince Baltasar Carlos on Horseback 1635-36 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Prince Baltasar Carlos on Horseback 1635-36
Queen Maria Anna of Spain - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Queen Maria Anna of Spain
Philip IV II - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Philip IV II
Queen Isabel - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Queen Isabel
Christ in the House of Mary and Marthe c. 1620 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Christ in the House of Mary and Marthe c. 1620
Self-Portrait - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Self-Portrait
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
The Fable of Arachne (detail-2) c. 1657 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Fable of Arachne (detail-2) c. 1657
Don Luis De Gongora Y Argote - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Don Luis De Gongora Y Argote
The Surrender of Breda (detail-5) 1634-35 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Surrender of Breda (detail-5) 1634-35
Christ in the House of Martha and Mary. Detail - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Christ in the House of Martha and Mary. Detail
Portrait of a Knight of the Order of Santiago c. 1635 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Portrait of a Knight of the Order of Santiago c. 1635
Phillip IV in Army Dress (The portrait of Fraga) 1644 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Phillip IV in Army Dress (The portrait of Fraga) 1644
Queen Dona Mariana of Austria (detail) 1652-53 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Queen Dona Mariana of Austria (detail) 1652-53
Prince Baltasar Carlos with a Dwarf (detail) 1631 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Prince Baltasar Carlos with a Dwarf (detail) 1631
The smithy of volcano - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The smithy of volcano

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