June 6, 2022 • 17 Diego Velázquez “Las Hilanderas” Las Hilanderas [The Fable of Arachne*] *Also known as The Tapestry Weavers or The Spinners Oil on panel • Baroque • 220 x 289 cm • 1655 • Museo del Prado, Madrid self portrait Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez Spanish painter was born in Seville, Spain June 6, 1599, His style: Baroque Check my tribute to this great painter here: Diego Velázquez Diego Velázquez Enjoy! Rate this:Share this:Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Soundcloud (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Categories: Birthdays, Tributes Tagged as: birthday, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez, Diego Velázquez, great painters, Las Hilanderas, master painters, MUSIC, painting, The Fable of Arachne, tribute
Diego Velázquez was brilliant. I have read that his work influenced the 19th-century realist and impressionists painter. Imagine the wealth of his knowledge and the legacy he gave to a new generation of painters. I especially like his painting, Las Meninas, because I must go deeper than just a brief glance. He is complex and challenges me to deal with the uncertain relationship between the viewer and the figures within the painting. The mirror reflecting the upper bodies of the king and queen – how do they fit within this painting. Extraordinary.
Thank you for another fabulous post on painters, Marina. I learn so much every time I stop by your place. Sending hugs along with my gratitude.
Extraordinary indeed and yes, so much going on in this painting. I love how he also included himself in it and …the dog! As I mentioned to Lauren, I’m pretty sure he loved dogs!
Many hugs your way!
Including the dog was pure genius!! The family was complete.
An amazing talent, Marina. Thank you for this wonderful introduction! xoxoxoxo
Trully anazing! Thank you, Lauren!
Left you a longer comment on the original Marina.. ❤
qué maravilla! me encanta.
Muchas gracias amigo 🐉!
Hombre! De nada, amiga mía.
The weavers in the front and the musicians in the back… Makes you wonder…
Surprise … another artist I do not know. Love the clarity in the painting you selected. Yamas!
Ah, happy to introduce this master painter, my friend. Yamas!!!!
I love that painting. Everyone is wild.