Kim 1 Diego Velázquez 's Las Meninas Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez is depicted as a group portrait of Spanish King Philip IV (8 April 1605 - 17 September 1665) at the Habsburg court. The painting well demonstrates Velázquez 's painting techniques that can be recognized by dramatic mood, rich color and extreme contrast between light and dark. It is absolutely extraordinary and implies influences Velázquez has had, especially Flemish Baroque realism. Velázquez had a deeper ambition in his mind when
life.” Because of Velàzquez’ great skill in merging color, light, space, rhythm of line, and mass in such a way that all have equal value, he was known as “the painter’s painter,” as demonstrated in the paintings Las Meninas, Sebastiàn de Morra, and Baltasar Carlos and a Dwarf. Las Meninas is a pictorial summary and a commentary on the essential mystery of
10 The Spirit of Baroque Study Guide 1. What statement best describes the function of the Taj Mahal, in Agra, India? a. a mosque dedicated to the Mughal faithful b. a tomb for the wife of an emperor and himself c. a shrine marking the site of an incident in the life of Muhammad d. a temple where worshippers honor the Great Buddha Page ref: 259 2. Of the baroque qualities below, which is most clearly illustrated in Bernini's Ecstasy of St. Teresa, centerpiece of the Cornaro Chapel?