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"Las Meninas", or, the Family of Philip IV of Spain, or, The Art of Painting. Valesquez, 1656

Two Famous Artsits. Two Famous Paintings. One Memorable Encounter.

LAS MENINAS, 1656 // Diego Velazquez I have a long-term project to recreate my favourite works of art using tapestry/cross stitch/similar, and this is a piece I would love to be able to do one day

Trace the dress, draw the face and paint it.

Las Meninas, by Velázquez Trace the dress, draw the face and paint it.

DIEGO VELÁZQUEZ (1599-1660) – Along with Rembrandt, one of the summits of Baroque painting. But unlike the Dutch artist, the Sevillan painter spent most of his life in the comfortable but rigid courtesan society. Nevertheless, Velázquez was an innovator, a "painter of atmospheres" two centuries before Turner and the Impressionists, which it is shown in his colossal 'royal paintings' ("Meninas", "The Forge of Vulcan"), but also in his small and memorable sketches of the Villa Medici.

Diego de Velázquez - The family of King Philip IV (Las Meninas) - 1656 - oil on canvas, 281 cm. Museum of the Prado, Madrid

Las Meninas has a very entertaining element about it, and that is the fact that the older man on the far left side is actually the painter of this masterpiece himself, Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velasquez. He personally inserted himself into this seen to illustrate the importance of him and his paintings... In Velasquez's eyes this act made him of equivalent importance to the subjects he was painting, which in this case was royalty!

Las Meninas a masterpiece by Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velasquez. He personally inserted himself into this seen to illustrate the importance of him and his paintings. Velasquez included the king and queen are reflect in the mirror.

Las meninas - Hugo Horita (the original, by Diego Velasquez, is my favorite painting of all time)

This is another painting image of Hugo Horita, inspired by Velazquez. A colorful image, with overlapping shapes and colours. Las meninas - Hugo Horita (the original, by Diego Velasquez, is my favorite painting of all time)

From 17 August to 30 December 1957, Picasso did a series of 58 very different large-scale oils related to Diego Velázquez’s "Las Meninas".    Pablo Picasso   Les Menines: Infante Margarita, buste d'apres Velasquez   20 August 1957

Pablo Picasso, "Les Menines: Infante Margarita, buste (d’apres Velasquez)," Courtesy Museu Picasso de Barcelona © Succession Picasso/DACS - this very well may be one of the few Picasso's I can understand visually, as compared to Velazquez's "Las Meninas"

When left alone, young Infanta enjoyed "improving" Velazquez's work

This is a paining of Diego Velazquez improved by the Young Infanta. When left alone, young Infanta enjoyed "improving" Velazquez's work

Las Meninas, by Diego Velázquez (Credit: Wikipedia)

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Las Meninas, by Diego Velázquez (Credit: Wikipedia)

Velazquez  Las Meninas

Baroque / Diego Velazquez, Las Meninas, This image is enigmatic for what…