(From the publisher):
Juan is the slave of the great Spanish painter Diego Velazquez and helps his master in his studio by preparing paints and stretching canvases. But Juan is an artist, too; he has taught himself by watching his master's technique. Although such work is forbidden to slaves, Juan cannot keep his secret any longer. What will happen when the truth is known?
Original title: I, Juan de Pareja
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ Europe