Friday, June 06, 2008

Happy Birthday, Velázquez

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez, renowned Spanish painter known famously as Velázquez, was born on June 6, 1599 and died Auguust 6, 1660. One of the greatest works of Velázquez is Las Meninas, or Maids of Honor, created in 1656-57, which now hangs in the Museo del Prado in Madrid.

Photo: WebMuseum

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