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"Villa Medici in Rome (Pavillion of Ariadne)", Oil by Diego Velazquez (1599-1660, Spain)
Villa Medici in Rome (Pavillion of Ariadne) is a oil painting by the Spanish painter Diego Velazquez. In May 1630, Velazquez stays in Villa Medici, which was also an ideal place for him to pursue his studies of classical antiquity. Here he produced two small landscapes of astonishing originality, which represents aspects of the gardens of the Villa Medici. This painting (48 x 42 cm) is currently housed in the Museo del Prado, Madrid.