This week we´ll learn something more about Diego de Silva y Velázquez, one of the genius of world painting. The following questions will be focused on his personal life and his work. The students who have commented on Velázquez´s paintings will be able to answer most of the questions. So, take a little time and participate!
Where did Velázquez study to become a painter?
One of the models used by Velázquez on his painting Christ in the house of Martha and Mary also appeared in another Velázquez´s painting. What is this painting?
Velázquez moved to Madrid and started working for the court thanks to the protection of a powerful valido. Who was this powerful man?
As a court painter, Velázquez had access to the royal collection of paintings. What Renaissance painters could he study in the royal collection?
In 1628 Velázquez met another important painter, who was visiting Madrid in a diplomatic mission. Who was this "diplomatic" painter?
Velázquez travelled to Italy twice in his life. The first time he spent some time studying other painters. What was the purpose of his second trip to Italy?
Velázquez only painted a female nude in his long career. What is the name of this painting? According to experts, who was the model used for this painting? What is the realtion between this painting and suffragettes?