The Spanish Golden Age from Greco to Velázquez

The Spanish Golden Age from Greco to Velázquez


The construction of the Escorial marks the commonly accepted beginning of the Spanish Siglo de Oro, which ended with the accession of the Bourbon kings to the throne, still at the royal monastery of the Escorial, with a high point in 1635 when the new Buen Retiro palace was built in ...
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Dimensions :
24,7 x 32,8 x 2,7 cm
Artists :
Diego Velázquez (1599-1660), Domínikos Theotokópoulos, called El Greco (1541-1614)
Museum :
Grand Palais
Size of the book :
Broché avec Rabat
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Diego Velázquez (1599-1660)

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez is a Spanish Baroque painter. He is particularly known for his naturalistic paintings, and his mastery of the chiaroscuro technique. As a court painter, he has produced numerous portraits of the Spanish royal family, court people and decorative paintings for royal apartments over the course of his career. His most famous works are Les Menines (Las Meninas) and Les Fileuses (Las Hilanderas).