Sunday, 5 May 2013

Diego Velázquez

Diego Velázquez was born in Seville in 1599 and he died in Madrid in 1660. He was a Baroque painter, considered one of the best painters of Spain and universal master of painting.

He spent his first steps in Seville, and at age 24 he went to Madrid where he was appointed painter to King Philip IV and four years later he was promoted to painter. He dedicated the rest of his life painting portraits of the king and his family.

He painted great works like "La rendición de Breda". This period opened with "Retrato del papa Inocencio X" because he owned his last two masterpieces: "Las Meninas" and "Las hilanderas".

It has about 120 works and is considered one of the best painters in history. The majority of his works are in the Prado museum in Madrid.

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