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Diego Velázquez (1599-1660)

Diego Velázquez Diego Velázquez was a Spanish painter and the leading artist of the Spanish Golden Age. He is also considered as the main painter of the 17th century along with Rembrandt van Rijn. Velázquez painted several portraits of famous people in the 17th century, including the Spanish royal family and Pope Innocent X. His masterpiece, Las Meninas is an enormous painting made in 1656, it depicts a large room in the Madrid palace of King Philip IV of Spain.

Famous paintings by Diego Velázquez

Apollo in the Forge of Vulcan - Diego Velázquez
Apollo in the Forge of Vulcan
Diego Velázquez
Christ Crucified - Diego Velázquez
Christ Crucified
Diego Velázquez
Las Meninas - Diego Velázquez
Las Meninas
Diego Velázquez
Philip IV in Brown and Silver - Diego Velázquez
Philip IV in Brown and Silver
Diego Velázquez
Pope Innocent X - Diego Velázquez
Pope Innocent X
c. 1650
Diego Velázquez
The Surrender of Breda - Diego Velázquez
The Surrender of Breda
Diego Velázquez

Background Information

Full name: Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez
Born: June 6, 1599 Seville, Spain
Died: August 6, 1660 (aged 61) Madrid, Spain
Nationality: Spanish
Field: Painting
Movement: Baroque