Diego Velázquez

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Diego Velázquez
Diego Velázquez Autorretrato 45 x 38 cm - Colección Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos - Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia.jpg
Sel-portrait, 45 × 38 cm
Born Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez
baptized Juin 6, 1599
Seville, Spain
Died August 6, 1660
Madrid, Spain
Naitionality Spainyie
Kent for Pentin
Notable wirk(s) Las Meninas, 1656
Rokeby Venus, 1644–1648
The Surrender o Breda, 1634–1635
Leet o wirks
Muivement Baroque

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (Spaingie: [ˈdjeɣo roˈðɾiɣeθ de ˈsilba i βeˈlaθkeθ]; (baptized on Juin 6, 1599 – August 6, 1660) wis a Spainyie penter that wis the leading airtist in the coort o Keeng Philip IV an ane o the maist important penters o the Spainyie 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).

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.

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