The mysterious world of Las Meninas
Hello! Welcome to the third instalment of our new semi-regular series in which we’ll be looking at world-building, the art of creating interesting settings, and, where possible, talking to the people who do this stuff for a living.
Games have a rare power to take us to new places, but they share world-building with many other art forms and disciplines. Alongside video games, we’re also going to be investigating books and films and architecture and anything else that seems worth exploring.
Today, we’re looking at one of the greatest of all oil paintings, Las Meninas, by the Spanish master Diego Velazquez.