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 Fable of Arachne (detail-3) c. 1657 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Fable of Arachne (detail-3) c. 1657
Don Cristobal Suarez De Ribera - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Don Cristobal Suarez De Ribera
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...
The Buffoon Pablo de Valladolid 1636-37 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Buffoon Pablo de Valladolid 1636-37
Philip IV on Horseback (detail) 1634-35 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Philip IV on Horseback (detail) 1634-35
Queen Mariana - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Queen Mariana
Don Gaspar de Guzman, Count of Oliveres and Duke of... - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Don Gaspar de Guzman, Count of Oliveres and Duke of...
Portrait Of A Man With A Goatee - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Portrait Of A Man With A Goatee
Count-duke of Olivares - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Count-duke of Olivares
Portrait of Philip IV (fragment) 1657-60 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Portrait of Philip IV (fragment) 1657-60
Portrait Of A Cleric - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Portrait Of A Cleric
Portrait of Mariana of Austria, Queen of Spain - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Portrait of Mariana of Austria, Queen of Spain
Queen Mariana I - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Queen Mariana I
Saint Paul - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Saint Paul
Portrait [detail] - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Portrait [detail]
Francisco Bandres De Abarca - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Francisco Bandres De Abarca
The Buffoon Don Cristobal de Castaneda y Pernia (detail)... - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Buffoon Don Cristobal de Castaneda y Pernia (detail)...
Don Gaspar de Guzman, Count of Olivares and Duke of... - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Don Gaspar de Guzman, Count of Olivares and Duke of...
Prince Baltasar Carlos as Hunter (detail) 1635-36 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Prince Baltasar Carlos as Hunter (detail) 1635-36
The Buffoon Juan De Austria - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Buffoon Juan De Austria
Saint Paul I - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Saint Paul I
The Supper at Emmaus 2 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
The Supper at Emmaus 2
Don Pedro de Barberana Y Aparrequi - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Don Pedro de Barberana Y Aparrequi
Don Diego de Corral y Arellano - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez - www.diegovelazquez.org
Don Diego de Corral y Arellano

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