> The Things You Can Read: Random SHOUT OUT: Happy Birthday, Diego Velazquez

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Random SHOUT OUT: Happy Birthday, Diego Velazquez

Happy Birthday, Diego Velazquez, one of our favorite painters!

Today we would like to celebrate the birthday of famed portrait artist and friend of Spanish royalty Diego Velazquez. The painter, who The Metropolitan Museum of Art once described as "the most admired -- perhaps the greatest -- European painter who ever lived," would turn 414 years old today if he were miraculously still alive-Huffington Post

To learn more about Diego Velazquez check out the full post on Huffington Post, and let us know the name of your favorite Velazquez painting.

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