Sunday, October 2, 2011

Some help for your art projects

The Geographer, Vermeer

Here you have the scheme to prepare your Baroque art projects: 
- Title of the sculpture or painting
- Author
- Chronology
Material used
- Information about the person or institution who commissioned the work of art.
- Description of the work of art: what is represented, colours, shapes, use of light...
- Meaning of the work of art: symbols used, purpose of the artist...
- Why it can be considered as a Baroque work of art 
- More interesting information: importance of the sculpture or painting in art history, influence in other artists...

And this is a list of useful links for your Baroque art projects: 

- Bernini´s sculptures: 

- Fountains in Rome:

- El Prado Museum: Here you will find a lot of information about Velázquez, Murillo, Ribera, Ribalta, Rubens and Zurbarán: 

- Rembrandthuis: the Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam: 

- Essential Vermeer: a very complete website about the painter Vermeer:

Remember to start looking for information about your work of art in Spanish. You have to make sure that you understand all the information before starting writing. Prepare a previous scheme and be sure that you don´t forget any part, review the main Baroque features and try to find them on your work of art. Check different sources, don´t copy and paste and don´t use the computer translator. Write simple and understandable sentences and remember that some of you will have to explain your work of art to the rest of the class. If you need any help, please contact by e-mail.


Laura Meco said...

Paqui! I have entered in the Caravaggio's webs, but I don't find scpecific information about the painting. I like the explanation of the details of the painting in Wikipedia, but when I look for it, it's only in English.
Where do you think I could find deeper information in Spanish?

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello Laura,

If I´m not wrong, your painting is "The conversion of Saint Paul". Here you have some links in Spanish to complete your analysis:

And here you have another link in English:

Remember that this painting is related to "The crucifixion of Saint Peter", Yolanda Abad´s painting.

Hope it helps.

Alejandro Torrillas said...

Paqui I have the same problem that Laura. I only have found general features of my painting. Can you put here some links, with which I can have like a guide?

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

What is your painting, Alejandro? I don´t remember it. Anyway, you can extract some data about the style of your painter and you can use them for your analysis. Tell me what your painting is and I´ll look for some places where you can find more information. I´m connected now.

Laura Meco said...

Paqui! Thanks very muchhhhhh! We wouldn't know what to do without you!

Alejandro Torrillas said...

Hi Paqui, my painting is the crucifixion of Saint Peter from Caravaggio.
Thanks very much Paqui.

Laura Meco said...

Hey Alejandro! Your painting is related to mine " The conversion of St Paul" You'll see that when you do your project!

Alejandro Torrillas said...

Yes they were commissioned by the same person and much more things.

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello Alejandro,

Here you have some useful links to complete your project:

- In Spanish:

Pay special attention to the complexity of the composition and relate it to the place the painting occupied in the church where it was located.

- In English:

I hope these links help you with your analysis. Remember that this painting is related to "The conversion of Saint Paul", Laura Meco´s painting.

Sorry for the delay. I couldn´t answer earlier. Have a good night.

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Your welcome, Laura and Alejandro. It´s my job. I´m here to help you learning as much as possible and that´s what I´m trying to do. See you tomorrow.

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Here you have information about the commissioner and history of the paintings: