Here you have some useful advice and a collection of links you can use to prepare your art presentations. Remember that your analysis has to include this information:
- Title of the painting.
- Information about the person or institution who commissioned the painting.
- Material used to paint it (tempera, oil, watercolour...)
- Description of the painting: what is represented, colours, shapes, use of light...
- Meaning of the painting: symbols used, purpose of the artist...
- Why the painting can be considered a Renaissance work of art
- More interesting information: importance of the painting in art history, influence in other artists...
And these are some useful links you can use for your previous research:
MUSEO DEL PRADO
Click on "Galería on line" and "A fondo" and you will find information about paintings such as Adam and Eve (Albrecht Dürer), The Garden of the Earthly Delights (Hyeronimus Bosch), Emperor Charles V at Mühlberg and Danae and the shower of gold (Titian).
MUSÉE DU LOUVRE
Here you will find information about some Leonardo Da Vinci´s paintings: Saint John the Baptist, The Gioconda (Mona Lisa) and The Virgin of the Rocks. Write the name of your paintings on the search box to have access to the information you need:
Here you have some links to prepare the presentations on Rafael´s paintings:
Frescoes on the Vatican Rooms, such as The Parnassus and The School of Athens:
The marriage of the Virgin:
Useful to comment on paintings such as Trinity, Tribute money and The expulsion from the Garden of Eden
On this link you can have access to all the paintings of Domenico Teotokopoulos, El Greco:
THE SISTINE CHAPEL FRESCOES
Here you have a website to get information about The creation of Adam and The Last Judgement:
PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA
For paintings such as The Flagellation of Christ, Constantine´s dream and Brera Madonna:
LEONARDO DA VINCI
Here you have a link to all Leonardo Da Vinci´s paintings:
Remember that you have to understand the information you´re going to present to the others. It would be better that you look for the information in Spanish first, prepare a scheme and organize what you´re going to explain. When you have all this, you can start preparing your composition in English. You can use links in English for the specific vocabulary, but don´t fall into them temptation of copying and pasting things you don´t understand. Your explanation doesn´t have to be long. The purposes of this project are that you learn about Renaissance style, the complexity of some works of art and that you explain your discoveries to other people. Use simple and understandable sentences and write your own explanation. The information you get is only the first part of the project. With it, you will have to elaborate your own analysis.
Remember that the deadline for this project is on the 13th June. If you have any questions or doubts, please contact by e-mail.