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Diego Velázquez Picture Study Aid and Art Prints

This 28-page Diego Velázquez Picture Study Aid (available as a PDF or printed booklet shipped to you) includes a brief summary of the life of the Spanish Baroque painter Diego Velázquez (1599-1660), a synopsis of seven of his works, printable or professionally-printed versions of the pieces covered, and a brief discussion about Charlotte Mason’s ideas and methods for implementing picture study at different ages.


By Elizabeth Ripley

A biography “with drawings and paintings by Diego Velazquez.” This was originally published in 1965 and was part of a series of art biographies written by Elizabeth Ripley. It may be difficult to get, but I was able to find a copy through interlibrary loan, and it is also available on Amazon and eBay. Ages 12-16.

Diego Rodriguez De Silva Y Velasquez (Art for Children)


I really enjoy this series of art books from Ernest Roboff. They are beautifully laid out and illustrated and give unique glimpses at the artsts they cover. They are no longer in print, but you can sometimes find them used on eBay or Amazon. Ages 9-12.

A Weekend with Velázquez

By Florian Rodari

“The seventeenth-century Spanish artist discusses his life and paintings.” Ages 11-13.