not many artist become renowned when they turn 24 years of age..
this is Diego Velazquez
one of the most recognized Spanish painters of the 17th century.
he was appointed as court painter, and became a favorite of the king Philip IV for the rest of his life. most of his recognized work are portraits of royals. placing them in natural poses made the royal family more human than on contrast the stiff postures used before. in his last portraits of the royal family he showed this ability in the use of color and detail with the clothing his subjects.
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