Definition of Velázquez, Diego in English:

Velázquez, Diego

proper noun

  • (1599–1660), Spanish painter, court painter to Philip IV; full name Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez. His portraits humanized the formal Spanish tradition of idealized figures. Notable works: "Pope Innocent X" (1650), "The Toilet of Venus" (known as The Rokeby Venus, c.1651), and "Las Meninas" (c.1656)

Pronunciation

Velázquez, Diego

/vəˈläsˌk(w)ez/