In the era of rembrandt, rubens, and van dyke, spain had its own great painter diego velasquez. In the era of rembrandt, spain has its own great painter, diego velazquez. Winner of the 1966 newbery medalan ala notable booka new york times best juvenile book of the yearjuan is the slave of the great spanish painter diego valazquez and. Her persistence can be attributed to her familys characteristic stubbornness. Ce livre est paru en 1965 aux etatsunis et en 1989 en france. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. The book chronicles parejas relationship to his master, his masters wife, their children, the. Whether you need a classic kids book or classroomproven teaching materials, discover it at scholastic. Their final move was to cuernavaca, morelos, known popularly as the city of eternal spring. Selftaught by watching his masters technique, juan is torn between the need to keep his secretfor the. The making of a masterpiece by anthony bailey which mentions v.
Throughout, juan tells of his masters life through his own eyes what it was like to watch velazquez paint, to accompany him on the errands of the king, and to learn to paint in secret by watching his masters. His assistant is juan, an african slave who becomes an artist himself. Visit scholastic, the worlds largest childrens book publisher. Elizabeth was born and raised in bakersfield, california, at the turn of the century 1904, a time when society was changing with astonishing rapidity. After their two sons, luis federico and enrique ricardo trevinoborton, were born, they lived in monterrey for a time, then moved to mexico city in 1941. Although juan is a slave, a friendship develops between him and his benevolent master, the great spanish artist velazques, who secretly teaches him to paint.