Born in Seville in 1599, Velázquez is one of the most important figures in the history of art, all styles and periods together. The leader of the Spanish school, official artist to King Philip IV at a time when Spain dominated the world, he was a contemporary of van Dyck, Bernini and Zurbarán, although his art gave him a timelessness that is rivalled only by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian, Caravaggio and Rembrandt.
An exhibition produced jointly by the RMN-Grand Palais and the Musée du Louvre, in collaboration with the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
Curator : Guillaume Kientz, curator in the Department of paintings, Musée du Louvre
Exhibition design : Maciej Fiszer
Open : Sundays and Mondays from 10 am to 8 pm,
Wednesdays to Saturdays from 9 am to 10 pm
Closed on Tuesdays
Closed 1st May
Closed at 6pm on 25th and 26th March
Access : metro line 1 and 13 « Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau » or line 9 « Franklin D. Roosevelt »
Due to the Vigipirate Plan (increase security measures) level "attack alert", access to Grand Palais is forbidden to all suitcases, all travel bags and backpacks larger than A3 size. The Grand Palais security service may be required to take, without notice, any measure it deems useful.