Ve·láz·quez (və-läskĕs, bĕ-läthkĕth), Diego Rodríguez de Silva y 1599-1660.
Spanish painter whose works, including portraits, notably of Pope Innocent X (1650), historical scenes, such as The Surrender of Breda (1635), still lifes, and genre scenes, display his extraordinary technique and mastery of light.
(click for a larger image)Diego Velázquez
c. 1649 self-portrait
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