Greatest ever?

Washington Post art critic Blake Gopnik writes an interesting piece making the case that Diego Velazquez’s “Las Meninas” is the greatest work of art ever created in the Western world.

Has anyone seen it for real at the Prado in Madrid?

Here Gopnik explains why he believes other famous works of art aren’t quite as great.

The Prado’s website has a terrific feature allowing you to explore paintings (including “Las Meninas”) in detail.