Las Meninas (The Maids of Honour) is more than a portrait, or even a portrait of a portraitist at work. Vel zquez was always concerne d about his status at court; he thus includes the king and the queen in this painting, both reflected in a mirror, and present as witnesses to the painter in a creative flow.

Vel Zquez: Las Meninas 2006, Scala Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781857594089