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    • 1. Biography of Juan de Pareja By Penelope :) Wednesday, February 11, 2009
    • 2. Basic Details Was born on 1610 in Seville, Spain His mother was a slave named Zulema and his father, whom he never met, was thought to have been a white Spaniard. Pareja was orphan at the age of five when his mother died, and was taken in by his master’s mistress, who he have lived for a long time. When she died, he inherited all of her money. Was taught by Diego Velazquez, the mistress’s nephew. Died at 1670 -Timeline- 1610: Pareja is Born 1615, his mom died, and was taken by his master’s mistress. 1648, Juan de Pareja went to Rome with Diego Velazquez to purchase works of art in the Alcazar in Madrid. 1650,Velazquez executed an oil portrait of Juan de Pareja, which was displayed as part of a larger, exhibition of paintings at the Pantheon 1661, he painted “The Calling of St. Matthew” 1670, He died Wednesday, February 11, 2009
    • 3. Accomplishments • His work “The Calling of St, Matthew” (sometimes called “The Vocation of St.Matthew”) is currently on display at the Museo del Prado In Madrid, Spain. Wednesday, February 11, 2009
    • 4. QUALITIES At the time, the Juan de Pareja portrait was sold over $5.5 million, and set a new record for paintings at auction. This became a source of some controversy both for the museum and for its director, Thomas Hoving, who spearheaded the effort to acquire the work and considered it one of the finest paintings in the museum’s collection. Wednesday, February 11, 2009
    • 5. Your choice The most interesting fact about him is that he was a black slave, who didn’t know anything about art, and he became a painter by himself. “Flight into Egypt” Wednesday, February 11, 2009
    • 6. COnclusion Juan de Pareja was a black slave who was interested in art. He started painting, and is now pretty famous. His portrait, which was painted by Diego Velazquez, is now in Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. Wednesday, February 11, 2009
    • 7. Bibliography • • • Wednesday, February 11, 2009
    • 8. Bibliography [images] Wednesday, February 11, 2009
    • 9. Slide show created by.... • PENELOPE • SEP 25/1995, EDGEWATER NEW JERSEY Wednesday, February 11, 2009