Velázquez and the Surrender of Breda

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Anthony Bailey tells the story behind the famous painting in Velázquez and the Surrender of Breda. What began as propaganda art to celebrate a rare Spanish victory in the Eighty Years' War with Holland, the painting is today recognized as Velázquez's narrative masterpiece.


Anthony Bailey

Comments [4]

noel from spain

Me encanta la obra de Velazquez, es tan distinto al resto de contemporaneos. Las villas Medici son increibles. Os dejo un enlace interesante con sus obras:
Galería de las obras de Velázquez

Jan. 01 2012 10:32 PM
Rachel Bailey

Am proud of you Dad, it's great to hear you on the radio. Thank you Leonard Lopate

Nov. 09 2011 03:23 PM
Diego from El Escorial

What influence did Spanish painting have on Dutch painting?

Nov. 08 2011 01:23 PM

Recently saw The Mill and the Cross about Breugel and the viciousness of the Spanish in the Low Countries. I have to do more research. Film said to based on The Way to Calvary. Film shows a huge, impossible hill in the background from which the miller looks down.

Any comment by the guest?

Nov. 08 2011 01:17 PM

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