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Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez
(ˈdjeɣo roˈðriɣeθ ðe ˈsilba i βeˈlaθkeθ; baptised June 6, 1599 – August 6, 1660) was a Spanish painter who was the leading artist in the
and one of the most important painters of the
Spanish Golden Age
. He was an individualistic artist of the contemporary
period, important as a
. In addition to numerous renditions of scenes of historical and cultural significance, he painted scores of portraits of the Spanish royal family, other notable European figures, and commoners, culminating in the production of his masterpiece
From the first quarter of the nineteenth century, Velázquez's artwork was a model for the
painters, in particular
. Since that time, famous modern artists, including
, have paid tribute to Velázquez by recreating several of his most famous works.
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202 paintings by Diego Velázquez at www.diegovelazquez.org
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