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The Buffoon, Pablo de Valladolid, c.1635 by Velazquez

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Painting Title:

The Buffoon, Pablo de Valladolid, c.1635


Diego Rodriguez de Silva Velazquez (1599-1660)


Prado Museum Madrid Spain



Original Size:

209 x 123 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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Velazquez - Pablo de Valladolid

The portrait is dated about 1635 and represents after the Calabazas, a moment of fundamental importance in Velazquez' work. The large figure, painted black on black, is set against a silver grey ground more or less animated by its own light, which flashes in the area between the feet and the cast shadows, and in the right margin of the picture, contrasting with the black suit and cape.

Almost as if rediscovering the pure relationship of body and space defined by shadows, the artist has eliminated all definite limits, and only by indicating the projection of the shadows, has conferred on the composition a character as vehement as an apparition, at the same time establishing a solid architectonic balance. The result was not easy to attain, as is indicated by the numerous afterthoughts or pentimenti that are seen especially in the lower part of the picture, where the static structure, obtained by means of a jet of light, achieves its maximum intensity.

Several other works of Velazquez - the portrait of Admiral Pareja, and those of the jesters Morra and Barbarroja - share in this search for an "environmental fusion" (Camon Aznar), in which the data of experience are transformed into an interior vision. It is an affirmation of the artist's conception according to which every object or being is an actor in the "theatre of the world," as Calderon put it. Everyone's identity must be preserved, in artistic form, in a choral series of "portraits" that make up the infinitely animated universe.
22nd December 2015 9:32pm

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