VELÁZQUEZ
(1599-1660)
 


Las Meninas
Velazquez, Las Meninas1656-57.
3,18 x 2,76 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid

 
  • Biography:
     
         Possibly the greatest painter that ever lived , experts claim that he produced the largest quantity of masterful works of art. His works hang in museums all around the world. He was born in the city of Seville, Spain, where he was a disciple of Francisco Pacheco, whose daughter he later married.
     
         After his first trip to Madrid in 1623, he was hired to stay on as a court painter in the court of Philip IV (Felipe IV). He would spend the rest of his life in the service of the royal court, in different ranks, eventually reaching the pinnacle position of curator of the court, which caused a dramatic decline in his personal production. Being in charge takes time.
     
         He traveled several times to Italy, sent there by the king, where he painted several works which caused a big ruckus in Rome. He died on the return trip from the Islands of ( pheasants ) Faisanes where he had accompanied the king to his meeting with king Louis XIV of France.
     
         Velazquez was sometimes called "the painter of the truth" .
     
  • Velazquez´s pictures:
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    Las Meninas Velazquez, Las Meninas1656-57., 3,18 x 2,76 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid
    With comments
    The Adoration of the Magi Velazquez, The Adoration of the Magi, 1619., 2,03 x 1,25 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid
    With comments
    The Triumph of Bacchus or The Drunkards Velazquez, The Triumph of Bacchus or The Drunkards, 1628-29., 1,655 X 2,225 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid
    With comments
    The Surrender of Breda Velazquez, The Surrender of Breda, 1634-35, 3,07 X 3,67 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid
    With comments
    The Crucified Christ Velazquez, The Crucified Christ, 1632, 2,49 X 1,70 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid
    With comments
    The Thread Spinners Velazquez, The Thread Spinners, 1644-48, 2,22 X 2,93 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid
    With comments
    Vulcan's Blacksmiths Shop Velazquez, Vulcan's Blacksmiths Shop, 1630, 2,23 X 2,90 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid
    With comments
    Vulcan's Blacksmiths Shop Velazquez, The Infant Prince Baltasar Carlos Riding a Horse, 1635, 2,09 X 1,73 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid
    With comments
    The Infant Prince Baltasar Carlos Velazquez, The Infant Prince Baltasar Carlos, 1635, 1,91 X 1,03 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid
    With comments
    The Infanta Doña Margarita de Austria Velazquez, The Infanta Doña Margarita de Austria, 1660, 2,12 x 1,47 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid
    With comments
    The Pope´s Barber Velazquez, The Pope´s Barber, 1650, Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
    Mercury and Argus Velazquez, Mercury and Argus, 1659, 1,27 x 2,48 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
    Buffoon Barbarroja Velazquez, Buffoon Barbarroja, 1636, 1,98 x 1,21 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
    The Buffoon Calabacillas Velazquez, The Buffoon Calabacillas, 1639, 1,06 x 0,83 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
    The Dwarf Sebastian de Mora Velazquez, The Dwarf Sebastian de Mora, 1645, 1,06 x 0,82 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
    Infante Don Carlos Velazquez, Infante Don Carlos, 1627, 2,09 x 1,25 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
    Aesop Velazquez, Aesop, 1640, 1,79 x 0,94 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
    Philip IV Velazquez, Philip IV, 1624-27, 2,10 x 1,02 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
    Infante Ferdinand of Austria as Hunter Velazquez, Infante Ferdinand of Austria as Hunter, 1632-36, 1,91 x 1,07 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
    Infante Philip Prosper Velazquez, Dwarf Don Antonio el Inglés, 1640-45, 1,42 x 1,07 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
    Infante Philip Prosper Velazquez, Queen Isabel of Bourbon Equestrian, 1635, 3,01 x 3,14 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
    Infante Philip Prosper Velazquez, Sor Jeronima de la Fuente, 1620, 1,60 x 1,10 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
    Queen Doña Mariana of Austria Velazquez, Queen Doña Mariana of Austria, 1652, 2,31 x 1,31 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
    Mars, God of War Velazquez, Mars, God of War, 1640, 1,79 x 0,95 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
    The Entrance to the Grotta in the Medici Gardens in Rome Velazquez, The Entrance to the grotta in the Medici Gardens in Rome, 1650, 0,48 x 0,42 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
    Menippus Velazquez, Menippus, 1636-40, 1,79 x 0,94 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
    Pablo de Valladolid Velazquez, Pablo de Valladolid, 1635, 2,09 x 1,23 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
    The Jester Known as Don Juan de Austria Velazquez, The Jester Known as Don Juan de Austria, 1632-35, 2,10 x 1,23 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
    Diego de Acedo Velazquez, Diego de Acedo, 1644, 1,07 x 0,82 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
    Equestrian Portrait of Philip IV Velazquez, Equestrian Portrait of Philip IV, 1635-36, 3,01 x 3,14 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
    King Philip IV as a Huntsman Velazquez, King Philip IV as a Huntsman, 1634-36, 1,91 x 1,26 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
    Sts Paul the Hermit and Anthony Abbot Velazquez, Sts Paul the Hermit and Anthony abbot, 1642, 2,57 x 1,88 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
    The dwarf Francisco Lezcano, called El Niño de Vallecas Velazquez, The dwarf Francisco Lezcano, called El Niño de Vallecas, 1642-45, 1,07 x 0,83 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
    View of Zaragoza Velazquez, View of Zaragoza, 1647, 1,81 x 3,31 m., Oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
    Joseph's bloody coat brought to Jacob Velazquez, Joseph's bloody coat brought to Jacob, 1630, 2,23 x 2,50 m., Oil on canvas, Monasterio de San Lorenzo, El Escorial.
    Self-portrait Velazquez, Self-portrait, 1640, 1,27 x 2,48 m., Oil on canvas, Museo Provincial, Valencia.
    The Needlewoman Velazquez, The Needlewoman, 1640, 0,74 x 0,60 m., Oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington.
    The Supper at Emmaus Velazquez, The Supper at Emmaus, 1620, 1,23 x 1,33 m., Oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
    Juan de Pareja Velazquez, Juan de Pareja, 1650, 0,81 x 0,70 m., Oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
    Breakfast Velazquez, Breakfast, 1620, 0,96 x 1,12 m., Oil on canvas, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest.
    Infanta Margarita Velazquez, Infanta Margarita, 1660, 1,21 x 1,07 m., Oil on canvas, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest.
    Infante Philip Prosper Velazquez, Innocent X, 1650, 1,41 x 1,19 m., Oil on canvas, Galleria Doria-Pamphili, Rome.
    Self-portrait Velazquez, Self-portrait, 1643, Oil on canvas, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.
    Old Woman Poaching Eggs Velazquez, Old Woman Poaching Eggs, 1618, 0,99 x 1,28 m., Oil on canvas, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh.
    Infanta Marguarite Therese Velazquez, Infanta Marguarite Therese, 1654, 1,29 x 1,00 m., Oil on canvas, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
    Infante Philip Prosper Velazquez, Infante Philip Prosper, 1660, 1,29 x 1,00 m., Oil on canvas, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
    Philip IV Velazquez, Philip IV, 1652-53, 0,47 x 0,38 m., Oil on canvas, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna .
    Venus at her Mirror or The Rokeby Venus Velazquez, Venus at her Mirror or The Rokeby Venus, 1649-51, 1,23 x 1,77 m., Oil on canvas, National Gallery, London.
    Christ in the House of Mary and Marthe Velazquez, Christ in the House of Mary and Marthe, 1620, 0,60 x 1,04 m., Oil on canvas, National Gallery, London.
    The Waterseller of Seville Velazquez, The Waterseller of Seville, 1623, 1,07 x 0,81 m., Oil on canvas,Wellington Museum, London.
    Breakfast Velazquez, Breakfast, 1617, 1,83 x 1,16 m., Oil on canvas, The Hermitage, St. Petersburg.
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