Top Ten Paintings by Diego Velázquez

Top Ten Paintings by Diego Velázquez

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       Velázquez was born in Seville early in June 1599, the son of a lawyer of noble Portugese descent. Velázquez was the son of Rodríguez de Silva, a lawyer in Seville, descended from a noble Portuguese family, and was baptized on the 6th of June 1599. Following a common Spanish usage, he is known by his mother’s name Velázquez. There has been considerable diversity of opinion as to his full name, but he was known to his contemporaries as Diego de Silva Velázquez, and signed his name thus. He was educated by his parents in the fear of God, and was intended for a learned profession, for which he received a good training in languages and philosophy. But the bent of the boy was towards art, and he was placed under the elder Herrera, a vigorous painter who disregarded the Italian influence of the early Seville school.

  1. Mars (1641)

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  2. Las Meninas (1657)

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  3. Coronation of the Virgin (1645)

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  4. The Toilet of Venus (1648)

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  5. Juan de Pareja (1650)

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  6. Pope Innocent X (1650)

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  7. Christ on the Cross (1632)

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  8. The Forge of Vulcan (1630)

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  9. The Waterseller in Seville (1620)

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  10. The Adoration of the Magi (1618)

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  11. Mercury and Argus (1659)

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  12. Aesop (1640)

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  13. Infanta Margarita (1653)

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  14. A White Horse (1635)

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  15. Philip IV in Armour (1628)

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  16. Las Lanzas (1635)

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