Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Diego Velazquez (1599-1660)

Was reading a book on Edouard Manet an artist I greatly admire and got turned onto the painter Diego Velazquez. Valazquez was a Spanish artist that inspired the likes of Dali, Picasso and Manet. He had a very realistic style and created strong portraiture. I need to spend more time reading about his life and studying his work.

MarĂ­a Teresa (1638–1683), Infanta of Spainby Diego Velazquez
Juan de Pareja (born about 1610, died 1670), by Diego Velazquez
Head of girl by Diego Velazquez