Diego Velazquez

Essay on Velazquez

[Transcription from the essay.]

Amidst Philip the Fourth’s character, totally unsuited for his position, survived one rare talent, the talent for recognizing other talent. Spain had and has little to thank him for but, of the little due to him surely his patronising of Spain’s ablest painter justifies his existence,

The higher we soar the further away do we appear to those who cannot fly.



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