"I wanted to see the Velazquez self-portrait"

Spanish painter/portrait artist Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599-1660) thrived during the Baroque period and was a popular presence in the court of King Philip IV – indeed, he painted many portraits of the Spanish Royal family.

Testament to his talent is the fact that fellow artistes, namely Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí, later recreated some of Velázquez’s artwork.

Click here to view the Velazquez self-portrait.