Monday, December 27, 2010

Diego Velazquez' Las Meninas

Blake Gopnik "spent a whole week visiting a single work in the great Prado Museum" and is "convinced that 'Las Meninas,' the grand canvas of Spanish court life painted by Diego Velazquez in 1656, is the absolutely greatest work of art in the Western tradition" — The Velazquez painting 'Las Meninas': An encyclopedia of artistic greatness

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