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Diego Velázquez

270 Discovered works of art  •  ID: #1167
Baroque   •   Diego Velázquez @ Wikipedia

Diego Velázquez, born in Seville on June 6, 1599, is still considered one of the most important portrait painters of his time. He worked mainly as a painter at the court of the Spanish King Philip IV. Here he created his most famous work " Las Meninas " (The Royal Family).

Diego Velázquez was a student of Peter Paul Rubens . Later he was appointed Curator of the Royal Art Collection in Madrid. His portraits convey an almost plastic expression through precise brushwork. Although Velázquez was a master of his craft, he was plagued by doubts about his art and life all his life. He was considered a quiet and reserved person. This he expressed again and again in his paintings. They are pictures full of silence, order, symbolism and mysticism. The figures of his works sometimes seem stiff and wooden in their body language.

Life was not tangible to Diego Velázquez, he also doubted his eternity. But precisely out of this doubt, his later pictures became more experimental. Clear outlines were blurred, many works were inspirational while painting, no longer painstakingly designed and prepared. This style influenced many later painters such as Francisco de Goya or the Impressionist Édouard Manet . The symbolism of his works opened up many possibilities for interpretations and interpretations. Diego Velázquez died on August 6, 1660 in Madrid. © Meisterdrucke

Adrian Pulido Pareja
1891 | engraving

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Adrian Pulido Pareja
1891 | engraving

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Felipe IV Rey de España
1626 | Oil on canvas

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Felipe IV Rey de España
1626 | Oil on canvas

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Francisco Lezcano, el Niño de Va...
1643 | Oil on canvas

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Francisco Lezcano, el Niño de Va...
1643 | Oil on canvas

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Portrait of Cardinal Gaspar de B...
1643 | pencil and watercolour on paper

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Portrait of Cardinal Gaspar de B...
1643 | pencil and watercolour on paper

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Felipe IV con un león
1650 | Oil on canvas

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Felipe IV con un león
1650 | Oil on canvas

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Joseph's bloody coat brought to ...
1630 | Oil on canvas

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Joseph's bloody coat brought to ...
1630 | Oil on canvas

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Don Gaspar de Guzman (1587-1645)...
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El bufón llamado Don Juan de Aus...
1632 | Oil on canvas

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El bufón llamado Don Juan de Aus...
1632 | Oil on canvas

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Fernando de Valdés y Llanos
1640 | Oil on canvas

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Fernando de Valdés y Llanos
1640 | Oil on canvas

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1617 | Oil on canvas

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1617 | Oil on canvas

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