©Salvador Dali - Sebastian de Morra with Catastrophic Signs 1982

Sebastian de Morra with Catastrophic Signs 1982
Sebastian de Morra with Catastrophic Signs
1982 75x59cm oil/canvas
Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation, Figueras, Spain

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Sebastian de Morra Diego Velázquez 1645
Sebastian de Morra
Diego Velázquez
1645 106x81cm oil/canvas
Museo del Prado, Madrid

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia :
The Portrait of Sebastián de Morra is a portrait by Diego Velázquez of Sebastián de Morra, a dwarf and jester at the court of Philip IV of Spain. It was painted in around 1645 and is now in the Prado in Madrid.
Velázquez portrays his whole body, sitting on the ground, wearing a rich cloak and with his short legs pointing forward in an inelegant position reminiscent of a marionette. He looks directly at the viewer, motionless, making no hand gestures, suggesting a denunciation of the court's treatment of himself and other dwarfs. This suggestion, however, is precisely that and represents the view of an individual critic and may have little to do with the actual composition of the painting. While Velázquez's naturalistic and charitable depictions of the invalids and dwarfs maintained by the court strongly suggests he, as court painter, felt some empathy with their situation, the painter's opinions are not known in any documented fashion.