Painter for the Throne – Diego Velázquez with Cliff Tisdell live on Zoom
Thursday, November 12th at 7:00 pm. Set in the late renaissance and the bloody Inquisition, Velázquez’s life was filled with intrigue. He often broke with convention, not only with his radical style of painting, but his subject matter. He painted not only kings and queens, but peasants, buffoons, jesters, dwarfs and other performers from the king’s royal court. These portraits rival Rembrandt for their skill and exploration of the soul. With dreams of knighthood, Velázquez risked everything by hiding a deep secret that would have put him before the wrath of the Inquisitors. What was that secret? We will explore this question as well as look at this unparalleled artist’s incredible paintings and the many artists he influenced, including Picasso, Chuck Close and others. Diego Velázquez produced less than 200 paintings and yet he is considered one of greatest painters of all time. Don’t miss this exciting presentation on the artist that Manet called “the
Cliff Tisdell is a visual artist. His work is in private collections in New York, Canada, Germany and England.