I, Juan de Pareja Discussion Questions

Elizabeth B. de Trevino
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How do Juan de Pareja's religious beliefs influence his life?

Juan appears to never resent being a slave. In your opinion, is this reaction realistic? Why or why not?

Why is it illegal for Juan to paint? Does he accept this restriction?

In what two ways does Bertolomy Esteban Murillo have a profound effect on Juan's life?

How are Bertolomy Murillo and Diego Velbzquez's views of art similar? How are they different?

Diego Velbzquez made a point of accurately representing each subject's appearance and inner personality on the canvas. This resulted in many portraits of people who looked arrogant, mean, greedy or proud. Do you think this kind of portrait would please most people? Why or why not?

Diego Velbzquez is often cited as being a precursor to both the Impressionist Movement and the Realism Movement. Why?

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