Henry Ossawa Tanner: The Flight into Egypt, 1923
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Henry Ossawa Tanner’s painting of the Holy Family’s clandestine departure visualizes a moment of grave danger. Exploring the proposition that even seemingly incidental elements in a great work of art are consequential to its success and meaning, this video examines a series of Tanner’s creative decisions. Written and narrated by Dr. James Romaine. This video may contain advertisement placed there by the copyright holders of Mahalia Jackson’s music. Please support her beautiful music.