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FYS Taking a Walk in a Painting: Velazquez's Las Meninas: Start Here

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Think about keywords related to your topic to start your search in the library's WorldCat catalogWhen you find a good item, try the subject links to lead to more resources on the topic.

Try some of these subject headings in WorldCat:

Painting, Spanish 17th century | Art and society | Velázquez, Diego 1599-1660 | Portrait painting, Renaissance | Philip IV, King of Spain, 1605-1665 Art patronage | Painting, Baroque | Catholic church | Museo del Prado