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.

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

Velazquez  "Las Meninas" - es una una representación producto de un alto grado de habilidad. - Está sometida a un lenguaje crítico de juicio y apreciación - Es formalmente comleja y coherente

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

Diego Velazquez  Art Experience NYC  www.artexperiencenyc.com/social_login/?utm_source=pinterest_medium=pins_content=pinterest_pins_campaign=pinterest_initial

Prince Balthasar Carlos dressed as a Hunter, 1635 - 1636 - Diego Velazquez

"By Your cross and ressurection, You have set us free. You are the Savior of the world."  Christ Crucified - Diego Velazquez 1632

"By Your cross and ressurection, You have set us free. You are the Savior of the world." Christ Crucified - Diego Velazquez The best crucification painting ever…

Diego Velazquez, Infanta Margarita

Spanish court of Philip IV. Tried to emulate French court. Contemporary of Bernini. Figures from patches of color helped inspire Impressionism.

Diego Velasquez "La vénus au miroir" vers 1647-1651

Velázquez, l'exposition évènement au Grand Palais

Diego Velazquez, La toilette de Venus, 123 x 177 cm, Huile sur toile, The National Gallery

Velazquez  Las Meninas (Detail)

Velazquez Las Meninas (detail) One of the most fascinating puzzles in the history of western art. We don't understand half of what is going on here.

Diego Velázquez ~  Old Woman Frying Eggs  ~  Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez 1599-1660) was a Spanish painter who was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV. He was an individualistic artist of the contemporary Baroque period, important as a portrait artist.

Diego Velázquez - Vieja friendo huevos English: Old Woman Frying Eggs). National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh. -example of baroque painting.

"Infanta Margarita Teresa in a Blue Dress" Example of a Guardinfante. http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guardinfante

"Infanta Margarita Teresa in a Blue Dress" by Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velázquez, 1659

"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

Diego Velázquez, Cardinal Infante Don Fernando as a Hunter, 1632-1633, oil on canvas, 192 x 108 cm (Museo del Prado, Madrid)

El cardenal-infante don Fernando en traje de caza, by Diego Velázquez - Diego Velázquez - Wikimedia Commons

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