MADRID’S PRADO MUSEUM OPENS VELÁZQUEZ AND THE FAMILY OF PHILIP IV EXHIBITION
From 8 October until 9 February 2014, the Museo del Prado will host the famous Velázquez and the family of Philip IV exhibition
Diego Velázquez was a Spanish painter famed for his paintings in the court of King Philip VI and his paintings of royalty influenced many great artists including Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Francis Bacon. This week, Madrid’s famous Museo del Prado celebrates his work with the opening of a special Velázquez and the Family of Philip IV exhibition.
The exhibition will showcase the artist’s work during his career in the service of the Spanish monarchy, analysing the development of his court portraits from 1650 until his death in 1660. The artist’s masterpiece, Las Meninas, will be exhibited along with pieces from the reign of Philip IV, which is said to be one the most memorable periods of his career.
The exhibition will also feature pieces from his son-in-law Juan Bautista Martínez del Mazo and Juan Carreño to demonstrate how court portraits developed after his death and how Velázquez’s successors interpreted his work up until 1680.
The Museo del Prado is home to more than 7,000 paintings, as well as sculptures, prints and drawings.
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