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Velázquez, Diego

Line breaks: Diego Ve¦láz|quez
Pronunciation: /vɪˈlaskwɪz
 
, beˈlaskeθ, -kes/

Definition of Velázquez, Diego in English:

( 1599–1660), Spanish painter, court painter to Philip IV; full name Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez. His portraits humanized the formal Spanish tradition of idealized figures. Notable works: Pope Innocent X (1650), The Toilet of Venus (known as The Rokeby Venus, circa 1651), and Las Meninas (circa 1656).

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