Join Rika Burnham in Spain for an in-depth Great Artists program into the life of the incomparable master Diego Velázquez. Enjoy exclusive access to his revolutionary paintings in his hometown of Seville and in Madrid, where he became the Court Painter to Philip IV. In Seville, discover the home where he was born in 1599, and delight in special viewings of his early works in private collections and at splendid palacios. In Madrid, see Velázquez's mature paintings in a vast mountaintop monastery-palace and in the city's most exceptional museums. A highlight will be a before-hours tour at the Museo del Prado, where, away from the crowds, you will have an intimate close viewing of Las Meninas, his much-analyzed tour de force that is often considered the greatest painting ever.