SPANISH ARTISTS

 

Diego Velazquez de Silva (1599-1660)
Considered one of the greatest painters of all time, Velazquez was born in Seville. 

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The Maids of Honor (Las Meninas) 1656-1657

Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientas (1746-1828)
Goya was born in Zaragoza.  He became completely deaf at 46.  The painting below is one of his most famous works.  The story behind the picture's name is thus.   On May 2, 1808 the people of Spain rose up against Napoleon's attacking troops.   In retaliation the next day (May 3rd) the French army took its revenge against hundreds of protestors and innocent by-standers.

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The Shootings of May 3rd (1814)
(Los Fusilamientos del 3 de Mayo)

Domenikos Theotokopoulos (El Greco) (1541-1614)
Although born on the Island of Crete (hence his name El Greco = The Greek), he spent most of his adult life in Spain and it was in Spain that he painted some of his most important works.

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The Knight With A Hand On His Chest (1578-1580)
(El Caballero De La Mano En El Pecho)

 

Luis Egidio Melendez (or Menedez) - (1716-1780)

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Pears, Still Life
(Bodegón de las Peritas)

Bartolome Esteban Murillo (1617-1682)
An artist whose many religious paintings emphasized the peaceful, joyous aspects of spiritual life, Bartolome Murillo was the first Spanish painter to achieve renown throughout Europe.

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The Good Shepherd
(El Buen Pastor)
Painted: 1660

Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923)
He was born in Valencia.  He is best known for his scenes of the beach. His former home in Madrid is now a museum dedicated to his work.

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They Still Say That Fish Is Expensive!
1894

 

Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí Y Domenech (1904-1989)

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