The Book of Art for Young People, Chapter 12

The Book of Art for Young People, by Agnes Ethel Conway and Sir Martin Conway
First published in 1909. Read by Kara Shallenberg.

Chapter 12: Velasquez


Velasquez’s power with his brush lay in depicting vividly a scene that he saw; thus in portraiture he was at his best. He knew how to pose his figures to perfection, so as to make the expression of their character a true pictorial subject.

Here is the painting discussed in this chapter:

Don Balthazar Carlos
Don Balthazar Carlos (by Velasquez)

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  1. Mrs. Mordecai

    I just wanted to say that I really appreciate your narrations, and that you’re one of my favorites on Librivox! Thanks for all you do.

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