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Diego Velazquez

Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez (1599-1660) was a Spanish painter who was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV and one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age. 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 wikipedia.org)

Diego Velazquez


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Diego Velazquez - wikipedia
Diego Velazquez (1599-1660) was a Spanish painter who was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV and one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age.
Great Artists with Tim Marlow - Diego Velazquez
Presented by Tim Marlow, this episode features some of Velazquez's works: The Surrender of Breda, Juan De Pareja, and Las Meninas.
Velazquez: The Painter's Painter
A portrait of the artist regarded by many as the greatest painter of all time. Court painter to Philip IV of Spain, Velazquez is the artist other painters most admire, and his masterpiece, Las Meninas is considered the high point of European Art.
Private Life of a Masterpiece - The Rokeby Venus
Velazquez's portrait of a young woman lying naked on a couch gazing at her reflection in a mirror held by Cupid has an extraordinary story. This is the only surviving example of a female nude by the Spanish artist.
The Art of Spain
This is a BBC documentary series presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon, exploring Spanish art from beautiful Moorish palaces and mosques around 1000 years ago to modern Spanish architecture.

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Velazquez
Author: Auguste Breal; Dorothy Bussy. Subject: Diego de Silva Velazquez, 1599-1660. Publisher: London : Duckworth & co. ; New York : E.P. Dutton & co.. Book Contributor: Internet Archive.
Diego Velazquez and His Times
Author: Karl Justi, 1832-1912; A. H. Keane, 1833-1912, tr. Subject: Diego Velazquez, 1599-1660. Publisher: London, H. Grevel & co., Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott co.. Book from the Collections of: Harvard University.
Velazquez: An Account of His Life and Works
Author: Albert Frederick Calvert, 1872-1946; C. Gasquoine Hartley, 1867-1928. Subject: Diego Velazquez, 1599-1660. Publisher: London, J. Lane; New York, J. Lane Company. Book Contributor: University of California Libraries.