The Meaning & Symbolism of Surrender of Breda

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We present you a visual guide about one of the most famous paintings of the 17th-century Spanish painter Diego Velazquez (1599-1660) – The Surrender of Breda. Here is a deeper look into the meaning, influences and symbolism of this iconic historical painting that marked one of the last moments of Spanish glory in the Eighty Year’s War against Netherlands. This was one of the artworks that strengthened the legacy of Velazquez as one of the most influential painters of he Spanish Golden Age.

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