4 Tutorials that teach Baroque in Spain: Velázquez
Take your pick:
Baroque in Spain: Velázquez

Baroque in Spain: Velázquez

Author: Erin Aldana

This lesson will go over the impact of Baroque art in Spain.

See More

Try Sophia’s Art History Course. For Free.

Our self-paced online courses are a great way to save time and money as you earn credits eligible for transfer to many different colleges and universities.*

Begin Free Trial
No credit card required

28 Sophia partners guarantee credit transfer.

281 Institutions have accepted or given pre-approval for credit transfer.

* The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 25 of Sophia’s online courses. Many different colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs.


The Baroque in Spain: Velazquez

This lesson will focus on the work of Diego Velazquez.

Notes on "Baroque in Spain: Velazquez"


(0:00-1:51) Introduction, discussion of Water Seller of Seville

(1:52-2:55) Comparison to Caravaggio

(2:56-6:03) Portrait of Philip IV

(6:04-8:07) Las Meninas

(8:08-8:48) Summary and conclusion

Key Terms


One of the most important ruling families in Europe, originally from the Holy Roman Empire

Image Credits

Water Seller of Seville, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:15_El_Aguador_de_Sevilla_(Wellington_Museum,_Apsley_House,_Londres,_1623).jpg, Caravaggio Entombment, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Caravaggio_-_La_Deposizione_di_Cristo.jpg, Money Changer and his Wife, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Quentin_Massys_001.jpgKing Philip IV; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Philippe_IV_espagne.jpg, Las Meninas; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Las_Meninas,_by_Diego_Vel%C3%A1zquez,_from_Prado_in_Google_Earth.jpg

Terms to Know

One of the most important ruling families in Europe, originally from the Holy Roman Empire.