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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,569 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Borton de Trevino Narrator: Johanna Ward Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the era of Rembrandt, Rubens, and Van Dyke, Spain had its own great painter: Diego Velasquez. His assistant is an African slave, Juan, who, by helping his master in his studio in the preparation of paints and stretching of canvasses, becomes an artist himself. Self-taught by watching his master's technique, he is torn between the need to keep his secret, for such work as the creation of art is forbidden to slaves, and the desire to reveal his own talents. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Eduardo | 2/19/2014

    " I love historical fiction and I love Velazquez. I read it as I had Velazque'z painting of Juan de Pareja and after seeing the painting at the Met in NYC. its not a deep complex book, but it is fun and touching. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by melissa1lbr | 2/19/2014

    " What a great book! You know, sometimes older books that won awards are kind of dated, but this one was lovely (perhaps because it is historical fiction). I thought the story was so beautiful and the relationships real. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lori | 2/16/2014

    " I read this excellent book with my 10-yr-old son. This Newberry Medal winner from 1966 is an excellent historical fiction exploring the life of Don Diego de Velasquez, the renowned 17th century Spanish painter, and his long-time assistant, Juan de Pareja. Trevino did an excellent job of portraying life in the Spanish court as well as shedding light on the life of an artist. My son thoroughly enjoyed the story as did I. The internet can be a wonderful thing. It allowed us to study the works of the artist while we were reading about them. It was a great exploration of both the time period as well as the art of Velasquez. Highly recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melissa Hunt | 1/26/2014

    " I was expecting to really not like this book. But, I didn't. I didn't love it either, it was a little word, but a nice story. "

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