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Why is this painting so captivating? - James Earle and Christina Bozsik

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On first glance, the painting “Las Meninas” (“The Maids of Honor”) might not seem terribly special, but it’s actually one of the most analyzed pieces in the history of art. Why is this painting by Diego Velazquez so captivating? James Earle and Christina Bozsik share the context and complexity behind this work of art.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator James Earle, Christina Bozsik
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Producer Zedem Media
  • Director Michael Kalopaidis
  • Artist Jeanne Bornet
  • Animator Maria Savva
  • Sound Designer Andreas Trachonitis
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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