|Posted by Manuel on January 1, 2012 at 3:40 PM|
Homage To Master of Masters
Diego Rodriguez de Silva Velázquez
June 6, 1599 - august 6, 1660 was a Spanish painter whos was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV. He was an individualistic of the contemporary Boroque period, important as a portrait artist. In addition to numerous renditions of scenes of historical and cultural significance, he painted scores 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, Velázquez´s artwork was a model for the realist and impressionist painters, in particular Edouard Manet. Since that time, more modern artist, including Spain´s Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, as well as the Anglo-Irish painter Francis Bacon, have payed tribute to Velázquez by recreating several of his most famous works.
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