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Vienna Media News 06/2014 Velázquez at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

In 2014, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien is showing the first exhibition in the German-speaking world to be dedicated to the famous artist, whose services were once retained by the Casa de Austria. The exhibition looks at Velázquez’s rich and exceptional artistic creativity, presenting his mythological and religious works, still lifes, landscapes and studies of animals alongside some of his more famous portraits.

Owing to the close family and political ties between the Habsburg rulers in Vienna and Madrid during the seventeenth century, the picture gallery at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien contains an important group of exceptional portraits of King Philip IV of Spain by the court painter Velázquez. His likenesses of Maria Teresa and the young Prince Felipe Prospero and his enchanting Infanta Margarita Teresa series brought him worldwide recognition. These portraits, which capture the Infanta as a three, five and eight year old, were painted as a dowry gift for her future husband from the House of Habsburg.

Loans from the National Gallery, London and the Museo del Prado Madrid, among other institutions, give a broader insight into Diego Velázquez’s unique oeuvre. While the artist himself concentrated on paintings for the imperial picture gallery in Madrid, he also studied works by other painters during his travels to Italy.

Velázquez

Oct 28, 2014-Feb 15, 2015

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna
www.khm.at

Velázquez, Infant Philipp Prosper (1657-1661), 1659

Velázquez, Infant Philipp Prosper (1657-1661), 1659
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