I, Juan de Pareja

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❰Epub❯ ❧ I, Juan de Pareja Author Elizabeth Borton de Treviño – Hookupgoldmilf.info
  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • I, Juan de Pareja
  • Elizabeth Borton de Treviño
  • English
  • 13 October 2019
  • 9780374435257

10 thoughts on “I, Juan de Pareja

  1. says:

    **3.5 stars**

    Juan de Pareja's portrait by Velázquez is my favorite painting (every time I see it, it makes me cry) so it was with trepidation and excitement that I started this audio.

    The book follows the story of Juan de Pareja and his life as the slave of Diego de Velázquez, the leading painter in the court of King Philip IV of Spain. Historically, we know little of their life except what is portrayed in the paintings and important acts that were documented like marriages and deaths. The author did a good job of weaving known facts with situations that may well have happened. My only issue is that although Juan is an adult for most of the book, he doesn't seem like a grown-up but maybe this is so because the book was written for children. This book was also written in the 60s (around the time of the Civil Rights Movements) so there are also a lot of important thoughts regarding race relations and freedom.

    Velázquez is considered an early precursor of the realist and impressionist movements so hearing some of this thoughts on painting the truth (one of the few quotes that can be attributed to him) explained why he differed so much from his contemporaries and why he was so ahead of his time. Learning about the relationship between the portraits of Juan and Pope Innocent X's
    Juan de Pareja Pope Innocent X
    was extremely enlightening and even a bit ironic. Both are masterpieces of a slave and a king painted around the same time and when you look at them, you feel like you know the real person (to me Juan looks the better person of the two; the Pope looks the type to stab people in the back. :)

    The narrator did a good job with the characters and the pacing. She also had good knowledge of Castilian Spanish because she pronounced the 'Z' in the proper way (it may sound weird for people that are not familiar with this pronunciation but it is correct.:) However, she mispronounced Velázquez' name which drove me nuts (in Spanish, the U in QUE is silent but she would pronounce it as in Queen.) But this is something that would probably only bother a native Spanish speaker like me so if you want to listen to this, I wouldn't let that deter you.

    I'm glad at the end that I picked this up because it really just makes me want to learn more. :)

  2. says:

    I gave this book 5 stars for several reasons. The first of which probably has more to do with my personal tastes, I have studied art history throughout high school and college, and am fascinated by the subject. The next reason is that there was never a dull moment. The book kept me wanting to read, which is always a sign of a good book. The story was very touching, and I found myself relating to and sympathizing with the main character on several levels. The character development was astounding. Finally, after reading this book I was aching to know more. Obviously, as a children's historical fiction book, the author could not lay out all the details of the painters' lives (what little is known about them, anyway.) But I want to study that time period in Spain and learn more about their customs. I want to learn more about Catholicism and the meaning behind the Rosary and some of the religious implications of the book.

    I highly recommend this book! It's a well-written, quick reading book.

  3. says:

    It was a nice quick read. I liked that it was told in the narration of the slave Juan de Pareja. The author gave him a sad but happy life, with what little is known about him and his Master, Spanish painter Diego Velazquez of the 17th c. Pareja meets good people that want to help him throughout his life journey. Juan has a good heart and loves his Master and Mistress, which turn out to be a blessing to him bc they are good hearted people that actually treat him well almost like a family member, an equal. He recognizes his Masters talent and would love to paint except it is illegal that a slave learn art. So he teaches himself but it is agony to him to do it secretly. The author has done a good job of giving Juan a life, esp since now I am interested in someone (2 someones) I knew nothing about which is the point I believe. ENJOY!!

  4. says:

    I enjoy books about real people from long ago, though there is often not enough info to create a biography. This book is from a perspective of a black slave of Diego Velazquez. While Velazquez' paintings are not as luminescent as those I remember seeing while reading "Girl With a Pearl Earring" about Vermeer, I thought the characters created were admirable and worth learning about. Because they were both historical fiction from the perspective of the servant of famous painters, I couldn't help comparing the books to each other and I felt less haunted reading this one!

  5. says:

    A tremendous book. Though intended for children, it is the work of a mature writer, showing depth and nuance.

    There are two odd errors that, to my knowledge, have never been corrected in the half century since publication: p.44 "an access of enthusiasm" should be "an excess" and p.66 "weasle-eyed" should be "weasel-eyed." Of course, these do nothing to diminish the greatness of the book.

    I see that some editions have taken the image of Juan with King Philip that was originally on the back of the dust jacket and moved it to the front cover. This is a mistake, I think, giving away too much of the story.

  6. says:

    An excellent book for young readers, with the caveat that Borton's vocabulary will challenge many.

    This is fiction, not biography. Told first person through Juan's eyes, this story of himself and the seventeenth century Spanish painter Diego Velazquez develops in a warm and realistic manner. It betrays it 1965 origin by not sufficiently projecting then current American attitudes toward race and slavery unto its main characters. Yet, in her way, Borton does not deny or misrepresent.

    The book's Newberry Medal was well deserved.

    A good read.

  7. says:

    I totally see why this won the Newbery. From page one I was enchanted. It had a calming feel to the read. An autobiographical fiction that read so vividly that I felt as if I was there and liked this 17th century setting. I felt honored getting to know the wonderful Spaniard painter, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez, and his slave, Juan de Pareja. The truth and fiction meshed so well that everything was believable and in my head what was told was how it happened. What a thrill it was to be privy to such a look into a story of respect and friendship and not about slavery as one may imagine this might be about. Definitely my kind of book and I am quick to highly recommend this as a must read.

    It warms my heart that this is targeted to young readers. What a great example of integrity this would surely grant them.

    Simply, this story made me happy. :)

    My quote-ables:
    “The months went by, and at first I thought every day of Miri. But Time is a great traitor who teaches us to accept loss. I was young, and young hearts cannot always be sad.” pg76

    “Lately I added a prayer for Miri, too. As I knelt, it seemed as if an angel folded me within his wings, shutting out all that was ugly or hurtful in the world.” pg 78

    “But I am a slave!”
    Is it a sin, then, to be a slave?”
    No. It is an injustice. But I am a religious man. I do not expect justice here on earth, but only in heaven and I am not a rebellious slave. I love Master and Mistress.” pg 126

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  8. says:

    I read this aloud to the kids (ages 8 and 6) and we all enjoyed it - they usually color while I read, but they ask questions so I know they are listening most of the time. The language was a bit over their heads - even a few words I was unsure of - but the story was very interesting.
    This is juvenile historical fiction about Diego Velazquez (the painter) and his slave, Juan de Pareja. I love reading stories about real people and events to the kids, even if they are fictionalized, because then we can look at the real deal afterwards on the internet; in this case, the real paintings of Velazquez and Pareja. They are old enough to understand that the people were real, but the dialogue was created. We were able to talk about slavery, illness (the plague), what people's lives were like "back then," and honesty, among other topics. It is a Newbery winner, and a wonderful read to expand their repertoire beyond graphic novels, Disney princesses, and cartoon characters in their underpants. :)

  9. says:

    "The first half of the seventeenth century was brilliant with names that still shine with the luster of courage, art, science, and glory...Rubens and Van Dyke were painting in the Low Countries: Galileo, Newton, and Harvey were contributing scientific knowledge that would turn conceptions of the material world into new channels.." (from Elizabeth Borton de Trevino's forward)

    So along comes Juan de Pareja, a humble, sometimes mistreated slave who changes masters and cities of residence until finally he begins working for an artist who appreciates him as a person, a real individual with an interest in life, painting, and who understands that Juan eventually hopes to be a free man. I could not stop reading the story, more out of getting to know Juan de Pareja than of finding out about his masters' current assignment. This is a culturally rich book loaded with colorful medieval images and lively Spanish neighborhoods. Great for a high school Spanish class!

  10. says:

    Not only is this an enjoyable book that teaches much about history, and art, and courage, honor, & friendship, but it's more.

    This is also an important book, very relevant right now as African-Americans are giving voice to the feeling many have that they are still not truly free.

    It might not be to every child's taste, but I highly recommend it to every homeschooling family and at least one classroom in every Middle School.

    More background, quotations, and discussions in the Children's Books group here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

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