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Velazquez: Masterpieces in Colour Series Book III Samuel Levy Bensusan

Velazquez: Masterpieces in Colour Series Book III

Samuel Levy Bensusan

Published November 14th 2013
ISBN : 9781304566225
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Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez (June 6, 1599 - August 6, 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 Spanish Golden Age. He was an individualistic artist of theMoreDiego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez (June 6, 1599 - August 6, 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 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 the first quarter of the nineteenth century, Velazquezs artwork was a model for the realist and impressionist painters, in particular Edouard Manet. Since that time, famous modern artists, including Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Francis Bacon, have paid tribute to Velazquez by recreating several of his most famous works. In known paintings, he extended this unusual still life arrangement to incorporate religious scenes background.