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    The painting Las Meninas is a very exquisite painting. It requires deep thought to understand. Although Velázquez painted the original, Picasso also made his own interpretation of it in a cubistic painting more fit to his style. There are differences and similarities to the two paintings and each painter needed much motivation to paint both masterpieces. The original Las Meninas painted by Velázquez, has a subtle but deep underlying meaning that can be difficult to define. In the painting you see Velázquez painted into the picture and he is portrayed painting a picture. Now due to my prior knowledge of the artist, I know that Velázquez painted many portraits of the royal family. He looks as if he is staring at you from the picture and the…

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    Las Meninas

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    The picture “Las Meninas” which was created by Diego Velázquez is a well-known work of art, and for good reason. It’s considered one of the relatively few masterpieces due to both the complexity and the quality of the art. The artist may have known the people and characters he is representing within the painting, and the room used may also have been a known location to the artist. The painting uses distinct differences in value to bring focus to certain points. Emphasis seems to be on the…

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    Maids In Las Meninas

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    Las Meninas is a painting by Diego Velazquez. It was painted in 1656 and translates to The Maids of Honor. It portrays King Philip IV’s daughter, Infanta Margarita, the princess. Later in 1957, Pablo Picasso, another Spanish painter, combined his cubistic style and crazy color palate to make an interesting and original idea for the classic Las Meninas painting. Diego Velazquez's Las Meninas was focused on the the maids. It is obvious because the of the title and he has all of the…

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    Las Meninas painted in 1656 with oil on canvas, is a depiction of everyday life of the royal Spanish family where Diego Velazquez was able to show a real moment in time, avoiding idealism and capturing truth. Velazquez was a court painter of the royal family, King Philip IV and Queen Maria Anna, which he worked hard at to achieve, and wanted to show this achievement to others. When viewing the painting the obvious focal point is Princess Margarita who stands out from the center, dressed in…

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    Velázquez was the leading artist for the Spanish Golden Age. He died on August 6, 1660 in Madrid,Spain. Even though he was known for his realism paintings. He was also the original painter of the painting Las Meninas. Las Meninas means “Spanish for The Maids of Honour”. Las Meninas was made during 1656 in Museo del , Madrid. In my opinion Velazquez was trying to portray a young princess,…

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    Las Meninas Analysis

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    In 1656 Diego Velazquez painted Las Meninas for King Philip IV of Spain, at the height of the Baroque artistic period. Baroque was intense and dramatic, used sharp contrast in lighting, vivid color, and was also noted for realism. It reflected the post-Renaissance Catholic Church's intent to bring more people into faith by allowing them to reflect on art and its connection to spirituality. “Las Meninas allows the spectator to freely interact with the painting’s various contradictory points of…

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    Kloss asserts that Diego Velázquez was “one of the greatest painters in a European century”. Perhaps the most famous painting by Velazquez is his Maids of Honor, Las Meninas, painted about 1656. It has the distinction of being probably the first painting in which a living King and a painter at work are seen together in a studio” (L36, 20:11). The subject is multifaceted; the painting is entitled Maids of Honor, referring to the princess’ maids who are attending to her, but are not the focus…

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    The title suggests it should be a portrait, but the arrangement of figures says otherwise. Greatly influenced by his teacher who was encouraging up and coming artist to skip the sketches step and go straight for the canvas, he wanted his students to break free of the old rigidity styles. Sargent took a great liking to renowned artist Velásquez while he was studying in Spain. We see Sargent mirroring a more “loose” version of Las Meninas. Both artist have figures in a dark room, have a similar…

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    The Las Meninas portrait is complex and involves Baroque characteristics. Not only is it very painterly in the way that it just lets highlights and the brushwork sit on the surface, not blended in, but at the same time it involves a tonalistic approach to the shading with shades of white turning into gray and eventually to black. Las Meninas is also complex with the subjects and objects within the work. The portrait or mirror in the Las Meninas work is the same scale as the Las Meninas work and…

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    the sirens to be unconscious. And for the siren queen, a diamond encrusted silver sword must be used to slay her for she is immortal. Markeus nods his head, gathers the elements given to him and is off to his journey. When Markeus reaches the rocky coasts of Athens, he spots the guardian siren named Mayia. Markeus quickly pulls out the shell from his satchel and throws it towards the siren. The shell then exposes an enchanted powder, that puts Mayia in a deep sleep. The waves crashed on top of…

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