Thursday, December 8, 2016

Favorite Artist

My favorite painter from our text was Velasquez, specifically Las Meninas because of the perspective. I like how the canvas is in front of the man and woman. I also like the lighting and shading. The scene seems very busy. Velasquez is a painter from the Spanish golden age and during the time in which Spain was experiencing the black legend. During this time, Spain had lost control of the sea, looked inward, and isolated itself with a Spanish inquisition mindset. Although the rest of Spain's culture seemed to be lacking behind other countries because of this, their painting and art flourished.

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