Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday 3rd October 2011

Saint Peter's Squere with the Basilica at the background.

Today in Social Sciences…
We have talked about Mª Luz’s project, because she has finished and sent it to Paqui. She has said some advices to improve the project.
After that Laura has asked one question to Paqui about Absolute Monarchy, and Paqui has explained to Laura that in theory the king controls all the powers in his hands, but in practice this is not true because this is very difficult, the king is helped by some institutions like the Parliament to rule and to delimitated the power of the king.
After that Diego has read page 105 on the book about Scientific Revolution: Empiricism and Rationalism. While Diego was reading, Javier the Ethics teacher has come into the class looking for his mobile phone because he forgot there in the previous period.
We have continued with the class:
We have started to read about the Baroque art style. Paqui has written a scheme about Secularization and Humanism in the 15th century and about the religious wars and the Counter-Reformation in the 16th century that STOPPED the progress and about the Scientific Revolution that is the continuation of this secularization progress that started in the 15th century.

After that we have talked about Empiricism: Galileo Galilei, Klepper and Newton and about Rationalism: René Descartes that said this famous expression “I think therefore, I am”. Descartes also said that the doubt is the beginning of knowledge. Paqui has told us that this scientifics tried to contact extraterrestrial life sending mathematical formulies, because they thought that this was an universal language.
In some moments of the class Paqui has scold us because we were talking a lot.

After that we have seen a lot of different pictures about sculpture and architecture and the characteristics of the Baroque style with the power point:
We have talked about Caravaggio’s paintings, about the light and shadow.
We have also talked about the structure and meaning of the Saint Peter’s Square in Rome made by Bernini. This type of columns try to imitate that God is embracing all the pilgrims that come into the square and also is like you are walking in a street and suddenly you are in a big space surround of columns. This is very beautiful. Bernini always try to astonish the audience, this is a characteristic of the Baroque art style.

We have seen a picture of the Fontana di Trevi, Apollo and Daphne of Bernini and the Ecstasy of Saint Theresa, this last sculpture is very peculiar, because the face of Theresa is too much exaggerated…..

Today we have learnt some new concepts: the Salomonic columns, which are curve and ondulated columns and some new words:
-Fleeting à Fugaz
-Astonished à Anonadado

- Overelaboratedà Sobrecargado

- Ecstasy à Extasis
- Exuberantà Exuberante 

5 comments:

Manuel Cruz Martínez said...

very good journal Enrique, I can´t find any mistake, and it´s very complete too, congratulations.

See you tomorrow.

Mªluz Ortiz S-Manjavacas said...

Hello Enrique! Very good journal but you can add that in the powerpoint we have diference the Renaissance Art with the Baroque Art.And if you want you can put the differences. And we have learned more words like: pejorative, overelaborated, ecstasy, exuberant...
At the end of the class, Paqui has given us six exercises on the page 117, because on wednesday she will not come.
Bye bye See you tomorrow!!

Enrique Vázquez said...

Thank you MªLuz and Manuel I will correct my mistakes.
Bye

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Manuel, you should read more carefully, starting from the date of this post. There are several mistakes you could correct.

Enrique, pay attention to the proper nouns you´ve written. Check them with the book and write the names of works of art (buildings, sculptures or paintings) in Italic font.

I´ve checked Descartes quote and the correct one in English is "I think, therefore I am" instead "I think, ergo I exist". It´s a translation of the Latin expression "COGITO, ERGO SUM".

There is a little mess on your post: you´ve mixed the Scientific Revolution with Baroque art. I hope the rest of the students contribute to the correction of your post. Bye!

Javier Alberca said...

Hello Enrique!
I'll tell you some mistakes...
-Now we are in October so check the date!
-In the third line I think that you should write "She has said some advices to improve the project."
-In the line number 17 you should write "...in the 16th century that STOPPED the process..."
-In the line number 23 you should write "because they thought that his was an universal language."

I think that's all. Very good work!
Bye!