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Diego Velázquez. Self-Portrait. 1643.
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy.
Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velázquez was born in 1599 in Seville, the first child of Juan Rodriguez de Silva and Jeronima Velázquez, members of the lesser nobility. Almost nothing is known about Diego’s siblings – five brothers and a sister. Velázquez seems to have started his apprenticeship with Francisco de Herrera the Elder (c.1590-1654), but a short while later (in 1611) his father put him with Francisco Pacheco (1564-1644), who was an artist of modest talent, but a tolerant teacher and a man of society. Francisco Pacheco had good contacts in the royal court and besides, intellectuals of the city, poets, scholars, and artists, liked to meet at his workshop to discuss the subjects of classical antiquity, Raphael, Michelangelo and above all Titian, as well as the theory of art. At this time, Velazquez became familiar with the school of Caravaggio.

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The Waterseller in Seville.
c. 1620.
Wellington Museum, London, UK.


Diego Rodriguez de Silva Velasquez was born in Seville, Spain, presumably shortly before his baptism on June 6, 1599. His father was of noble Portuguese descent. In his teens he studied art with Francisco Pacheco, whose daughter he married. The young Velasquez once declared, "I would rather be the first painter of common things than second in higher art." He learned much from studying nature. After his marriage at the age of 19, Velasquez went to Madrid. When he was 24 he painted a portrait of Philip IV, who became his patron

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Post  Admin on Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:52 am

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Bachus.
1628
Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain

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Joseph's Bloody Coat Brought to Jacob.
1630.
Patrimonio Nacional, Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, Spain.

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Old Woman Frying Eggs.
1618.
National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK.

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Christ in the House of Martha and Mary.
1618.
National Gallery, London, UK.

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Maria Anna (Habsburg) of Austria/Hungary, Infanta of Spain
(1606 - 1646), daughter of Philip III and Queen Margaret; sister of Philip IV, she married the King of Hungary, later Emperor Ferdinand III. Their daughter, Marianna (1634- 1696) married her uncle, King Philip IV of Spain, in 1649, and became the queen of Spain; she strongly resembled her cousin Maria Theresa.

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Post  Admin on Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:56 am

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Count-Duke of Olivares on Horseback.
1634.
Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain.

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Post  Admin on Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:57 am

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Mars.
c. 1639-41.
Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain.

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Post  Admin on Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:58 am

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The Fable of Arachne (Las Hilanderas)
. c. 1644-48.
Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain

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Aesop.
c. 1639-41
Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain

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