Today, I have seen on TV a news about a painter, John Singer Sargent (1856, Italy – 1925, England). This painter was the most successful portrait painter of his era, and a talented painter in the representation of landscapes and watercolors.
The news has been about one of his pictures. His admires think that that he only can be compared with Diego Velazquez, one of the painters who more influenced him. The clearest influence of the Spanish painter is in the picture The daughters of the family Boit (The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit), realized in 1882. The picture tries to catch the air that Velazquez gave to the interiors of the buildings, like in Las Meninas.
In my opinion, this piece of art looks enough like Diego Velazquez’s famous picture. It is obvious that John Singer Sargent obtained what he wanted.
More information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Singer_Sargent