A genius of universal painting. An absolute domain over the entire thematic repertory. Love for living models. A dazzling technical career (from the caravagist to the pre-impressionism style). Freedom in the treatments (this is the case of Venus del espejo; of the interiors and of nature. Single character or different groups (Las Lanzas); master of change (Las Meninas 1 and 2).
A man integrated in the society of his time. The family bonds. His circle of friends. The civil servant in palace.