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Diego Velazquez Online

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Diego Velázquez: Portrait of the Infanta Margarita Teresa of Spain, 1655
Source: Wikimedia Commons (see "image archives" below)


Diego Velázquez

[Spanish Baroque Era Painter, 1599-1660]

• Also known as: Diego Velásquez
Diego Velázquez de Silva
• Relationships: Father-in-law of Juan Bautista Martínez del Mazo.
Studied under Francisco Pacheco.
His lifelong studio assistant was Juan de Pareja.
Velázquez' students included Antonio Puga. • Browse all:  Spanish artists


    Diego Velázquez Works Online    
Categorized & Annotated
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:

Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Art Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Diego Velazquez at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
A Man, 1623/30

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Head of a Man in Profile, ca.1616
Luncheon, ca.1617
Portrait of Count-Duke Olivares, 1638

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
3 paintings online; see the "Spain, France and England" section

Kunsthistorisches Museum Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Louvre Museum Database, Paris

Louvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla, Seville, Spain (in Spanish)  
(Click on "ampliar imagen" for a huge enlargement of the image)
Retrato de D. Cristóbal Suárez de Ribera

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

National Gallery, London, UK

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Prado Museum Database, Madrid   NEW!
(Linking to the Spanish-language version because it contains far more works than the English version)

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Biblioteca Nacional de España (in Spanish)  

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Spain
Portrait of Philip IV (fragment)

Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
Portrait of Philip IV on horseback, 1634-40

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK   NEW!

Frick Collection, New York City   NEW!
King Philip IV of Spain

Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome (in Italian)  
Portrait of Innocent X

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Still Life
Portrait of a Lady

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Madre Jerónima de la Fuente, 1620

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas   NEW!

Le Musée Ingres, Montauban, France (in French)  
Click on the artist name, then on the artwork title to view the work

Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Female Figure (Sibyl with Tabula Rasa), ca.1648

Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Portrait of King Philip IV, ca.1623-24

Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
The Immaculate Conception, ca.1618

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, France (in French)  

Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia, Spain (in Spanish)  
Autorretrato (Self-Portrait)

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona
Saint Paul

Museum Collection Database for the Region of Haute-Normandie, France

Museum of the Hispanic Society of America, New York City
3 paintings online

Palazzo Ruspoli, Rome (in Italian)  
Many works online

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Poznan National Museum, Poznan, Poland

Ringling Museum of Art, Florida
Philip IV, King of Spain, ca.1625/28

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
Click "English" at the top right to switch the default language, then click "Search"

The Wallace Collection, London, UK   NEW!

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue, London, UK
The Waterseller of Seville, ca.1620

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
7 works online when last checked

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Google Art Project
The Three Musicians (Gemäldegalerie, Berlin)

Google Art Project
Luncheon (The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg)

Google Art Project
Portrait of a Lady (Gemäldegalerie, Berlin)

Diego Velazquez at The Art Renewal Center

Diego Velazquez at The Artchive  

Diego Velazquez at The Athenaeum  
114 works online by Velazquez

Diego Velazquez in the Web Gallery of Art  

Diego Velazquez in the WebMuseum  

Wikimedia Commons Image Database  

Aiwaz Panopticon

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database  

Diego Velazquez at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

Memory of the Netherlands Project
Great scans; use your mouse wheel to zoom in on the detail images

Mondo Mostre, Milan (in Italian)  
Scroll down for a work from a 2007 exhibition

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Olga's Gallery

Rasiel's Wallpapers
(Click on the size of the scan you wish to view)

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

USC Annenberg School for Communication

Additional Image Search Tools:
(SafeSearch set to "strict"; go to Advanced Search (Flickr/Google) or Preferences (Bing) to change)

Miscellaneous Sites:
Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

Articles and Reference Sites:
Encyclopedia Britannica complete article on Diego Velazquez  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only.

RKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Wikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
Old Woman Cooking Eggs, 1618

International Herald Tribune (now part of the New York Times organization)
"Rome's Magnificent Homage to Velazquez," article by Roderick Conway Morris

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on The Water-Seller of Seville, ca.1620

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Prince Baltasar Carlos in Silver, 1632-33

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Dwarf Sitting on the Floor, 1645

The London Evening Standard
"Painter of the people", 2006 article by Brian Sewell

The London Evening Standard
"At his majesty's service", 2006 article by Brian Sewell

The New York Observer
"Manet/Velázquez: Brilliant Exhibit Crossing Pyrénées", article by Hilton Kramer

The New Yorker
"Manet/Velázquez: The Spanish Manner in the Nineteenth Century", 2002 review by Peter Schjeldahl

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon Look Inside Books: Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader. Search Inside Books: Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
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Velazquez: Painter and Courtier

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Velazquez: The Technique of Genius

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Diego Velazquez: The Face of Spain

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Velasquez: The Genius of the Spanish School

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Masters of Art: Velazquez

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