Velázquez and Seville
Unparalleled source of inspiration, the master was born in the capital of the known world in the Golden Age
DIEGO DE SILVA Y VELÁZQUEZ (SEVILLE, 1599 – MADRID, 1660)
Seville was the cradle that rocked the Sevillian teacher. It is no coincidence that Velázquez was born in this geographical enclave. The birthplace allows recovering the most relevant artistic stage that the city of Seville has undoubtedly experienced in the first third of the seventeenth century, when it went from Mannerism to the style of Flanders to the renewing gloom that came from Italy. From there arose an own style known as the Sevillian Naturalism. In this context, Velázquez developed the work of greatest interest in the world of seventeenth century painting because it treated with equal excellence all genres: religious, mythological, portraits, historical, landscapes, still lifes … In addition to being, indisputably, a teacher whose legacy has served as a reference to all subsequent generations of artists to this day.