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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Sewing woman - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Sewing woman
The Buffoon Calabazas Ii - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Buffoon Calabazas Ii
Young Man c. 1629 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Young Man c. 1629
Portrait Of A Little Girl - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Portrait Of A Little Girl
Luis Gongora y Argote 1622 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Luis Gongora y Argote 1622
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...
A White Horse 1634-35 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
A White Horse 1634-35
Las Lanzas - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Las Lanzas
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
Three Men at a Table (or Luncheon) - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Three Men at a Table (or Luncheon)

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