Unformatted text preview: In the beginning of the nineteenth century, his art was a symbol for the impressionist and realist painters. Most of Velázquez’s paintings consisted of landscapes, mythological and religious things, and genre pictures. Although, most of them were portraits of famous people. In 1660, Velázquez was granted with being in charge of the Infanta Maria Theresa and Louis IV of France’s wedding. It was one of the greatest ceremonies. However, from these labors he contracted a fever and died on August 6 th of that year. Since his death in 1660, artists have paid tribute to him by recreating some of Velázquez’s most famous work....
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- Spring '11
- Spanish, Diego Velázquez, Velazquez, Diego Rodriguez de Silva Velázquez