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 - the older man on the far left side is the painter, Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velasquez.

Diego Velazquez - Portrait of Sebastian de Morra - Madrid Prado

The Dwarf Sebastian de Morra c. 1645 Oil on canvas, x cm Museo del Prado, Madrid

Esta es la mejor pintura de Velázquez, el Papa Inocencio X.- La belleza está en los dif rojos. This is a painting Velazquez did of Pope Innocent X on his second visit to Italy.

Diego Velazquez - Portrait of Pope Innocent X - Galleira Doria-Pamphilj, Vatican City, Italy

Velázquez (Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez) (Spanish, 1599–1660). Don Gaspar de Guzmán (1587–1645), Count-Duke of Olivares, ca. 1635. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Fletcher Fund, 1952 (52.125) |  In full armor and holding a baton, the Count-Duke of Olivares is shown as a victorious commander. His horse holds a dressage position known as a levade. #mustache #movember

Don Gaspar de Guzmán Count-Duke of Olivares Velázquez (Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez) (Spanish, Seville Madrid)

Mars. Diego Velazquez- (Parece foto porque los músculos están perfectamente marcados.)

Diego Velázquez - Mars Resting, 1640 (Museo del Prado, Madrid), oil on canvas 70 x 37 - example of Baroque art with a classical theme.

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

El aguador de Sevilla, por Diego Velázquez - Diego Velázquez - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

El aguador de Sevilla, Diego Velázquez, 1623 The waterseller of Seville, Diego Velázquez, 1623

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.

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Los Borrachos (The Drunks) or El Triunfo de Baco (The Triumph of Bacchus), Diego Velázquez, Spain, Baroque

Pedro de Barberana y Aparregui, Knight of Calatrava, by Diego Velázquez (1631) Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth.

Portrait of Pedro de Barberana y Aparregui, 1632 by Diego Velazquez. Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, US