‘Cut your own Court Portrait’ was a workshop promoted by the Spanish Embassy in Vienna for the diffusion of Spanish as a language and as a rich culture. We chose the Spanish royal court portraits made by Velázquez as a subject, namely those sent to Vienna by the Spanish King Philip IV. Through this, we found a way to link Spanish and Austrian culture through history and art. The other objective of the workshop was to promote Velázquez’s work and its importance in the history of art, as well as the power of the image as a channel of information.
The second part of the workshop was dedicated to playing with royal portrait photocopies and making a contemporary
version of the royal portraits by Velázquez shown at the KUNSTHISTORISCHES Museum using collage as a technique.