National Geographic : 1950 Jun
© National Geographic Society 745 DIEGO RODRIGUEZ DE SILVA Y VELAZQUEZ (1599-1660), Spanish . The Infanta Maria Theresa As technicians, few painters matched Velizquez, delineator of 17th-century Spanish royally. S;idi James Al ,,otl McNeill \Vistler: "She (i.e., Art) dipped the Spaniard's brush in light and air." Others regarded Velizquez as a (,old, indifferent genius whose soul never appeared in his pictures. Ilis portrait of the Infanta Maria Theresa, daluglter of King Philip IV and later the wife of Louis XIV, is typical of his many court paintings.