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Travel Tip: Art and Archaeology in Spain
Velázquez and the Family of Philip IV



Velázquez and the Family of Philip IV
SPAIN
MADRID  •  Museo Nacional del Prado  •  8 October 2013 - 9 February 2014
 

Through some 30 works this exhibition seeks to analyse the development of Velázquez’s court portraits from his second trip to Rome in 1649 to his death in Madrid in 1660, a period that saw the creation of some of the greatest of all masterpieces within this genre, such as Las Meninas.

In addition to 14 works by the artist himself, the exhibition  includes portraits produced in his circle with the aim of focusing on the complex process behind the creation of the royal image.

The exhibition also traces the subsequent development of the Spanish court portrait after Velázquez’s death when artists such as Mazo and Carreńo reinterpreted his ideas, resulting in innovative contributions to the genre in their depictions of Margarita of Austria, Mariana of Austria and Charles II.



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