Velázquez Portraits: Truth in Painting
A total of seven portraits of the artist will be on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Although he established his career by making formal state portraits of the leading figures of the Spanish monarchy, some of Velázquez’s (1599–1660) most immediate and captivating images are the bust-length likenesses he produced in Spain and during his travels in Italy.
Seven exceptional portraits by Velázquez, including The Met’s iconic Juan de Pareja (1650), will be on view in this focused exhibition, which will show how the artist captured the variety of human experience.
Two paintings from the Hispanic Society of America –Portrait of a Young Girl (ca. 1640) and Cardinal Pamphili (ca. 1650)– were recently restored at The Met and will also be on view.