This guy in The Surrender of Breda by Diego Velázquez. His presence is the most beautiful thing in the painting, both because he’s gorgeous and also because of the way he just looks right at you from inside the canvas. He makes me swoony.
Artwork of the Day - La rendición de Breda (English: The Surrender of Breda, also known as El cuadro de las lanzas or Las lanzas) is a painting by Velázquez, painted during the years 1634–35, and inspired while Velázquez was visiting Italy with Ambrogio Spinola, the Italian general who conquered Breda on June 5, 1625. It is considered one of Velázquez’s best artworks. Jan Morris has called it “one of the most Spanish of all pictures”. (wikipedia)