Diego Velázquez

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (Spaingie: [ˈdjeɣo roˈðɾiɣeθ de ˈsilba i βeˈlaθkeθ]; (baptized on Juin 6, 1599 – August 6, 1660) wis a Spaingie penter that wis the leading airtist in the coort o King Philip IV an ane o the maist important penters o the Spaingie Gowden Age. He wis an individualistic airtist o the contemporary Baroque period. In addition tae numerous rendeetions o scenes o historical an cultural signeeficance, he pentit scores o portraits o the Spaingie ryal faimily, ither notable European feegurs, an commoners, culminatin in the production o his masterpiece Las Meninas (1656).

Diego Velázquez
Sel-portrait, 45 × 38 cm
BornDiego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez
baptized Juin 6, 1599
Seville, Spain
Dee'dAugust 6, 1660
Madrid, Spain
Kent forPentin
Notable wirk(s)Las Meninas, 1656
Rokeby Venus, 1644–1648
The Surrender o Breda, 1634–1635
Leet o wirks

Frae the first quarter o the nineteent century, Velázquez's airtwark wis a model for the realist an impressionist penters, in pairteecular Édouard Manet. Syne that time, famous modren airtists, includin Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí an Francis Bacon, hae paid tribute tae Velázquez bi recreauting several o his maist famous warks.