Diego Velazquez, Las Meninas, Spanish Baroque. 2. Formalmente compleja. 11. Es producto de la intención de hacer una obra de arte. 13. Está sometida a un lenguaje critico de juicio y apreciación, más o menos elaborado.
Las Meninas has a very entertaining element about it, and that is the fact that the older man on the far left side is actually the painter of this masterpiece himself, Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velasquez. He personally inserted himself into this seen to illustrate the importance of him and his paintings... In Velasquez's eyes this act made him of equivalent importance to the subjects he was painting, which in this case was royalty!
Velázquez (Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez) (Spanish, 1599–1660). Don Gaspar de Guzmán (1587–1645), Count-Duke of Olivares, ca. 1635. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Fletcher Fund, 1952 (52.125) | In full armor and holding a baton, the Count-Duke of Olivares is shown as a victorious commander. His horse holds a dressage position known as a levade. #mustache #movember