The Painter’s Painter: Diego Velázquez

TITLE: “Las Meninas (The Maids of Honor)”

ARTIST: Diego Velázquez

DATE: c. 1656

WHY WE CHOSE IT: The “painter’s painter,” Spanish Baroque artist Diego Velazquez (June 6, 1599 – August 6, 1660) was born 413 years ago today.

SOURCE: Museo del Prado (Madrid)

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