Diego Velázquez

Spanish painter (1599-1660)

Diego Velázquez (6 June 15996 August 1660) was a Spanish painter, the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV, and one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age.

Self-portrait by Diego Velázquez


  • Raphael, to be plain with you, for I prefer to be candid and outspoken, does not please me at all.. ..It is Titian that bears the banner.
    • As quoted by Hugh Stokes in Francisco Goya, Herbert Jenkins Limited Publishers, London, 1914, p 71
    • Velazquez's remark is to the Italian contemporary painter Salvator Rosa

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