The Grand Palais in Paris recently opened its doors to a major Velázquez retrospective that exhibits 57 of his works, along with a significant number of paintings and sculptures by fellow artists of the Spanish Golden Age.

For the first time, Paris pays tribute to this great master who, in the pantheon of painters, rivals Titian, Caravaggio, and Rembrandt, especially in the art of portraiture.

Born in Seville in 1599, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez, became the apprentice of famous te...

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