Monday, October 8, 2012

JOURNAL. MONDAY, 8th OCTOBER 2012.

Hello! 
The Night Watch
Today it was Gonzalo's turn to write the journal, but as he is ill I’m doing the journal now. First, Paqui has commented that we have to read the Roxana’s journal because it’s very good and it is the way to do all the journals.


Then we have finished Baroque painting. Paqui has talked about the painting of Rembrandt: Anatomy Lesson of Dr.Nicolaes Tulp which is characterized by the chiaroscuro, creating, etc. Paqui has shown us more paintings of Rembrandt, such us Syndics of the Drapers’ Guild, The Slaughtered Ox and The Night Watch. The last one represents a group of people with all the members of the guard.

Anatomy Lesson of Dr.Nicolaes Tulp
Then we have seen Vermeer’s paintings which are characterized by the use of light, they are illuminated for one size and they typically represent ordinary life scenes. Some Vermeer’s painting are: The Lacemaker, Girl reading a letter at an open window, The Milkmaid is the favourite painting in the Low Countries, Girl with a Pearl Earring (there’s a film based on this painting), Allegory of the Art of Painting and The Geographer. All these paintings are illuminated from the left and this light illuminates all the painting.


The Milkmaid

When we have finished this, we have started with Baroque in the Hispanic Kingdoms.

Paqui has explained that the characteristics of the Architecture are: decorative exuberance in buildings, main works of art: churches and squares and there was an overelaborated style created by José de Churriguera which was called “churrigueresque”. Some of these architecture works are: Salamanca’s Main Square, Old Hospice of Madrid, Murcia Cathedral, Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, etc.

Murcia Cathedral

Then she has explained that the characteristics of the Sculpture are: religious themes, material was polychromed wood and realistic and dramatic scenes (wounds, blood, expressions of pain and suffering). Example of sculpture works are: Penitent Magdalen (Pedro de Mena), Pietà (Gregorio Fernández), Lying Christ (Gregorio Fernández), etc.

 
Pietà

And also we have learnt that the characteristics of Painting are: exceptional paintings in the 17th century: Golden century of painting, realism and religiosity, they main commissioners were: kings and the Church, oil on canvas, contrast of light and shadow, foreshortened figures and complex composition. There were a lot of painters in this era but Paqui has talked more about Velázquez, she has said that he was more important or something like that. Other painters are José Ribalta, Claudio Coello, Francisco Zurbarán, etc. There are a lot of paintings such as: Martyrdom of Saint Philip this painting has all the Baroque features in painting: predominant of colour, chiaroscuro, foreshortened figure, complex composition, etc. Clubfooted Boye, Archimedes, Saint Serapion, Saint Hugo of Grenoble in the Carthusian Refectory this painting represented a miracle; The Holy Family with a Bird it’s a Christmas painting; Boys Eating Grapes and Melon, Charles II this man had physical and psychological problems, he didn’t walk until he was eight years old because his father married his niece. These are some of the paintings that we have seen.

Martyrdom of Saint Philip

Then we have talked about Velázquez. There are a lot of Velázquez’s paintings, such as: Christ in the house of Mary and Martha, which represent a very common way of Velázquez. He made complex compositions and the secondary themes were in the foreground and the main theme was represented in the background. Because Baroque painters wanted to surprise. Old woman cooking eggs, The Water Seller of Seville, Luis de Góngora, Philip IV he made a lot of paintings for Philip IV; Joseph’s Tunic, Christ on the Cross Paqui has told us the history of these painting, which is that Philip IV had a lot of lovers and he wanted to conquer all the women who didn’t want to be with him, so, he went to a convent and raped a nun. So for penance he had to give this painting to the convent. We have seen the Jesters’ paintings. Equestrian Portrait of the Count-Duke of Olivares and Paqui has explained that if the horse looked to the right, the figure was a king, but if it looked to the left, it wasn´t a monarch. Also she has explained why many paintings are not in the country of the painter and it’s because of the wars and plunders. Pope Innocent X didn’t like his portrait because he said that it was too much real. Paqui has explained how Velázquez painted The Meninas, the real name of The Meninas is Philip IV´s Family. And the last paintings we have seen are two portraits of Infanta Margarita.

 
Christ in the house of Mary and Martha


And finally, Paqui has posted some of the projects the students of 4th year made about Baroque art. Among these works of art are The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp and The Night Watch.

And that’s all what I remember; today we have seen a lot of paintings ! I can’t put all the images !

At the end Paqui has said that for homework we have to summarize what happened with the Iberian Peninsula in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.

  I will write some words I have written in my glossary:

- Corpse - cadáver

- Survey - encuesta

- Imbreeding - endogamia

- Clubfooted - patizambo

- Duarf - enano

- Lying Christ - Cristo yacente

- Still-life - bodegón

If you want to review what we have seen today you can click here and here.


Bye, bye. I hope you like my journal!

12 comments:

Roxana said...

Hello Cristina! I really like your yournal ! :)
But I think that you have done it in a schematic way.

maria said...

Hello Cristina, I think your journal it is very complete, and I also think that you have chosen are very good pictures. I don't found any mistakes.
Bye bye:)

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello girls,

I think Cristina has done a good work, but I agree with Roxana: some parts are schematic. You should write complete sentences to explain features.

The names of paintings should be in Italic font (cursiva), instead of using inverted commas.

There are some mistakes you will find if you read carefully.

I´m going to correct only the firtst paragraph:

-Today it was Gonzalo´s turn to write the journal, but as he is ill...

Come on, read the post again and try to find the mistakes!

I´ll stop by later and if no one has found the mistakes, I´ll tell you where they are, so that you can correct them. Bye!

Cris Mínguez said...

Yes I agree, I have read again and it's a little schematic, I will try to improve next time. I will correct this mistakes and the others when you say to me.

Roxana said...
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Roxana said...

Here are the mistakes that I think you have:
-we have to read the Roxana’s journal = we have read Roxana's journal.
-“Anatomy Lesson of Dr.Nicolaes Tulp”, it’s characterized by the = “Anatomy Lesson of Dr.Nicolaes Tulp”, which is characterized by the...
-Then we have seen Vermeer’s paintings, they are characterized = Then we have seen Vermeer’s paintings, which are characterized by...
- and it’s typical see ordinary life scenes = and typically see ordinary...
-The Lace Maker = The Lacemaker
-In the paragraph of painting you have written "realisms" and it is "realism"
-The main commissioners were: ...
-Baroque is always in capital letters.
- baroque features in painting: predominan = it is "predominant" not "predominan"
-“Christ in the house of Mary and Martha” this is a very common way = "Christ in the house of Mary and Martha", which represents...
-Because Baroque painted = Because Baroque painters
- it is that Philip IV has a lot of lovers = which is that...
-she liked to conquer = he liked to conquer...
-Clubfooted means patizambo not patizando.
-Cristo is in capital letters.
:)
And finally, Paqui has posted some of the projects the students of 4th year made about Baroque art. Among these works of art are The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolae Tulp and The Night watch, if you want to add more information to your journal.

Monica said...

OOOh Cristina, your journal is fantastic. I like it so mach. Is very complete. Is not normal in you :P
jajajaj bye bye

Fernando Marcos-Alberca said...

wuouw your journal it´s impresiontant it´s very complete and I hope that Paqui give you a good note. Good work!

Isabel Rodríguez said...

Cristina! You have done a very good journal..! It's complete and interesting! Congratulations.

Cris Mínguez said...

Paqui what I have to correct? Are your agree with the mistakes that Roxana have found?

gema ortiz de la guia said...

Cristina you have done a very good journal! It´s complete... and it helps me to review the class! thanks!!

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello Cristina,

I´ve checked Roxana´s corrections and they are all OK, except:

- Correction number 4: illuminated from one side and they typically represent ordinary life scenes


You have to correct the following things as well:

- Remember that you can´t say "the Gonzalo´s or the Roxana´s journal, but Gonzalo´s/ Roxana´s journal. Take the article out.

- At the end of the second paragraph: You can´t say "last one, but the last one

- The Milkmaid is the favourite painting in ...

-illuminated from... and this light illuminates all the painting

- a lot of good paintersin this era.

- Ribera wasn´t the most important Baroque painter: Velázquez was.

- Philip IV married his niece. You have to take the "with" out.
- When you talk about the painting Christ in the house of Mary and Martha, you haven´t explained well what Velázquez did: he made complex compositions and the secondary themes were in the foreground and the main theme was represented in the background.

- Philip IV had a lot of lovers and wanted to... all the women who didn´t...

- If the horse looked to the right, the figure was a king, but if it looked to the left, it wasn´t a monarch

- Pope Inocent X didn´t like his portrait

- The real name of The Meninas is Philip IV´s Family

That´s all. As Gema has already written, you did a good work, but don´t forget about correcting all these mistakes.

For the other people who have made comments: you have to make an effort and say something else than "good journal". You have to be able to correct most of the mistakes or add more information,as Roxana has done, or give your opinion about what you´ve learnt.

That´s all. Have you all a good night and a nice long weekend.