The Artist Birthday Series

Diego Velázquez

"Portrait of Philip IV on Horseback," by Diego Velázquez, c. 1635
“Portrait of Philip IV on Horseback,” by Diego Velázquez, c. 1635

"Portrait of Sebastian de Morra," by Diego Velázquez, c. 1645
“Portrait of Sebastian de Morra,” by Diego Velázquez, c. 1645

He made a second trip to Italy from 1649 to 1651. During this time, he was given the opportunity to paint Pope Innocent X, producing a work that is considered among the finest portraits ever rendered. He also produced a stunning portrait of his servant, Juan de Pareja, which is admired for its striking realism.

"Portrait of Innocent X," by Diego Velázquez, 1650
“Portrait of Innocent X,” by Diego Velázquez, 1650

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