Sunday, 19 October 2014

The Maids of Honor by Velázquez

The Maids of Honor
Diego Rodríguez de Silva Velázquez (1599- 1660), was a Spanish painter. He led a brilliant life and enjoyed the favor and patronage of the Court. The duties of Count occupied great importance in his life. 

His paintings, the “Maids Of Honor” and “Tapestry Weaving” are most significant contributions. 

In “Maids of Honor”, the whole background is occupied by three elegant and charming figures. The little infants still in their rich robes and the two maids of honor ready to serve. In the shadow are two dwarfs and a large dog. The painter is himself there and painting a portrait. In this painting his art has the effect of magical invocation of truth and life.

Photo Credit- Wikimedia Commons byDiego Velázquez (1599–1660) 

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