Monday, October 10, 2011
Today in Social Sciences we have corrected the exercises that we had not corrected the other day.
After we have started to spoke about painting. We have spoken about Caravaggio that always had problems with people.
Then we have copied a scheme of the main features of paintings in that period.
We have seen some examples of paintings of this period. Many of these paintings are the paintings that we had to explained in the project. We have seen the Converss of Saint Paul on the way of Damascus, the Crucifixion of Saint Peter, Paqui has told us that between two painting there is a relationship because in the both paintings the saints are looking to the cross.We have also seen the Calling of Saint Mathew, Death of the Virgin, the Three Graces, the Duke of Lerma etc.
We have also seen 3 of the 90 Rembrant's self portraits.
Afterwards we have started to see the Baroque in Spain. We have seen architecture, sculpture and painting. The main characteristics in Spain were religious theme, realistic, dramatic image, the commissioners were the kings and the Church, oil on cavas was the main technique, contrasts of light and shadows. The main painters were Ribera, Jose Rubelta, Bartolome Esteban Murillo, Francisco Zurbaran, Diego de Silva and Velazquez. Some of the most important paintings in Spain were the chillfooted boy, Still life with pottery jars, The Hollly Family with a bird, The Drunks....
We have been surprised because Paqui has told us tha Philip IV raped a nun and to give perdon he commissioned to Velazquez the painting of Crist on the cross.
This has been today's class Paqui hasn't had given us anything to homework.