Equestrian Portrait of Don Gaspar de Guzman Count-Duke of Olivares, 1635 by Velazquez
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Equestrian Portrait of Don Gaspar de Guzman Count-Duke of Olivares, 1635
Prado Museum Madrid Spain
Original Size:313 x 239 cm
This painting reproduction will be completely painted by hand with oil paints on a blank linen canvas. We add additional 1.6" (4cm) of blank canvas above the offered size which will be used to stretch the canvas on a stretcher-bar.
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The picture commemorates the royal favourite and minister and political author of Philip IV's victories. We see here the Count-Duke seated on his rearing horse. In the background, on the left, there is an infantry battle. The position of the horse, in the classical and humanist tradition, and the commanding pose of the figure, as in other equestrian portraits, are conventions imposed by the theme. But in carrying it out, the artist transformed and individualized its character. Starting from the sword, and passing through the arm and baton of command, a rapid zigzag is traced, which sums up the broken movement of the figure and the axis of the entire picture, from below to above and from one end to the other: and mobilizes it completely, aided by all the other indications of movement. A feeling of motion animates every phase and every point and is echoed in the landscape which is dramatically rich in changes in level and in raking light and shade, as well as in the sky, full of tumultuous clouds and torn by luminous breaks. The smoking battle adds a sharp, even tragic note to the breathless action of the composition, which is coherently accompanied by the bursts of colour and by the broken and unexpected patterns of the brushwork.