Velazquez Self Portrait Homage

If you are a fan of the Baroque period, take a look at my Velazquez self-portrait homage. Perfect for a framed fine art print on canvas. My humble tribute to him.

When I was a young teenager, my mother bought me a one book encyclopedia called something like “Great Masters of Painting”, or maybe “Painting Great Masters” – you got the picture, haven’t you?

Velazquez Self Portrait Homage

It was a very heavy book about A3 size with a compilation of the most important painters in history. I loved that book. For years, I would spend countless hours observing those pictures and reading their history.

One of the painters that impressed me the most was:


Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez, (June 6, 1599 – August 6, 1660), Seville, Spain.

A major master in the royal court of King Philip IV, Velazquez was one of the most important artists of the Spanish Golden Age.

Possibly runaway converted Jewish, Velazquez’s paternal grandparents  fled from their native Portugal to Spanish Andalusia decades before.

The boy was educated to be a God-fearing Christian and, was trained to learn a profession. He was known to be a fluent polyglot and well educated in philosophy. Influenced by many artists he expressed remarkable artistic inclination and young age.

An important portraitist, Velazquez was an individualist painter of the Baroque style era.

He depicted countless pictures of the Spanish noble families, famous European characters, and commoners, as well as renditions of scenes, both  historical and cultural.

His most important masterpiece is called Las Meninas (1656) (The Girls).

From the beginning of the 19th century, Velazquez’s art became a paradigm for realists and impressionists, particularly Edward Manet.

Important modern artists, including Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, and Francis Bacon, have paid homage to Velazquez since then by repainting many of his masterpieces.


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2 thoughts on “Velazquez Self Portrait Homage

  • April 10, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    I have always had a passion for art for as long as I can remember, as a boy photographing nature and wildlife was my passion. In those days you had to have your film developed and prints processed , this took so much time usually sending your film out. Today in the digital world art is able to be seen and enjoyed so much quicker, I still have the passion for photography and one day I plan to get me a high quality digital camera. You are providing a great product and service, people can enjoy and receive your digital prints and enjoy them right away.

    • April 11, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      Hello, there,

      Thank you for your kind words an unput about your experience. I hope you get that camera asap and develop even more your passion for art.



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