Category: Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez

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Juan de Pareja and Identity in Ayad Akhtar’s “Disgraced”

Last post, I wrote about the opening of Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced where Emily works on a portrait of her husband Amir. Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez’s Portrait of Juan de Pareja serves as the inspiration for Emily’s portrait of Amir, and the two discuss Juan de Pareja and specifically the language that they use to construct his identity. The exploration of identity and … Read More Juan de Pareja and Identity in Ayad Akhtar’s “Disgraced”