Juan de Pareja, Elizabeth Borton de Treviño
historical fiction is set against the backdrop of seventeenth-century
Spain and the life of the painter Diego Velázquez.
The real story, however, is about Juan, who is enslaved
to Diego but is also his friend. Juan relates his experiences
as an assistant to the kind and generous Velázquez,
and as an artist in his own right who must hide his talent
since Spanish law forbids enslaved people to be artists.
Historical events are woven through this timeless story
of personal freedom and artistic expression.
de Pareja—painting by Diego Velásquez
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nonfiction by Diane Yancey
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