The work of famous Spanish painter Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez is now on display in Paris. Some 50 paintings are being presented at the exhibition, Velazquez and the Triumph of Spanish Painting. There are only some 120 to 130 of his paintings left in the world, and rare are the occasions when his work is brought together, as museums tend to guard those pieces jealously. By agreeing to art loans with the Louvre (Iberian collections), the Grand Palais was able to appropriate some of Velazquez’s work for the event. King Felipe of Spain himself was to inaugurate the exhibition, accompanied by his wife Letizia and with French President François Hollande at their side. The trip was, however, canceled due to the Germanwings plane crash.
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