Friday, June 6, 2008

On June 6

1599, Diego Velazquez, a great Spanish painter of realism was born. His paintings were of diverse themes and of many styles, including baroque, realism and some Romanticism/idealism. He was famous with his portraits of some famous figures of the times, including the Pope, the King Philip IV. His most famous work was Las Meninas (1656). The one above is 'Venus With Mirror'.

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