Las Meninas: A Meta-Painting

Las Meninas is a truly great meta-painting, a painting about paintings. A metapainting may represent itself, the process of its creation, its materiality, the conventions of art, the gallery where it is hung, the artwork around it, and the place of art and artist in society.

At this point I count at least 23 meta aspects. Take a look at the painting yourself and see how many you can identify:

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