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Diego Velasquez. By: Brenna Basham. Background:. Diego Velasquez was born on June 6, 1599 in Seville, Spain. A Spanish painter in the court of King Philip IV. He was an artist during the Baroque period. Painted mostly still life, portraits, and religious pieces. King Philip IV:.

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Diego Velasquez

By: Brenna Basham


Background:

  • Diego Velasquez was born on June 6, 1599 in Seville, Spain.

  • A Spanish painter in the court of King Philip IV.

  • He was an artist during the Baroque period.

  • Painted mostly still life, portraits, and religious pieces.


King Philip IV:


Early Life:

  • Juan Rodríguez de Silva and Jerónima Velázquez.

  • Velázquez was educated by his parents.

  • Received good training in language and philosophy, but showed an early gift for art.


Juan Rodríguez de Silva:


Francisco de Herrera:

  • A vigorous painter who disregarded the Italian influence of the early Seville school.

  • Velázquez studied art with him for one year.

  • He learned to use different paint brushes with long bristles from Herrera.


Paintings:

Triumph of St.Hermengild

San Basilio il Grande


Artwork:

  • Velasquez’s artwork fell into the category of Bodegón.

  • Bodegón comprised everyday subjects combined with still life, portraits, and religious scenes.

  • One of his earliest Bodegóns was an art piece called The Meal.


“The Surrender of Breda”


“The Infantana Margarita”


“Maria Teresa of Spain”


“The Supper at Emmaus”


“Infant Felipe Próspero”


“Old Woman Frying Eggs”


Sources:

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diego_Vel%C3%A1zquez

  • http://www.spanish-fiestas.com/art/spanish-artists-velazquez.htm

  • http://www.nndb.com/people/913/000071700/


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