Velázquez Diego Rodríguez de Silva y

Ve·láz·quez

 (və-läs′kĕs, bĕ-läth′kĕth), Diego Rodríguez de Silva y 1599-1660.
Spanish painter whose works, including portraits, notably of Pope Innocent X (1650), historical scenes, such as The Surrender of Breda (1635), still lifes, and genre scenes, display his extraordinary technique and mastery of light.