Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tuesday 8th October

Hello people!!!!

Today Paqui at the beginning of the class Paqui has changed the sits of some clasmathes (Jesus, Guille, Arturo, Carlos and me).
We have started the lesson remembering the architecture of Baroque art and she has showed to the class some works of famous artists like Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Paqui has explained a work of Bernini called "Square and colonnade of Saint Peter of the Vatican".


Paqui has showed to the class other pictures of  Bernini's colonnade, the height of them and the Baldachin.
After this Paqui has showed to the class works of Francesco Borromini, some of them were "Church of San Carlo alle Quatro Fontane", "Sant' Ivo della Sapienza" and "Oratory of Saint Philip Neri".


After this Paqui has showed to the class the Versailles Palace and has explained a lot of interesting things of them, Paqui has asked to the people that travel last year to Paris about the Versailles Palace and things that they learn there.


Now we have finished with the architecture of Baroque art and we have started with the Sculpture.  Carlos has started correcting the scheme of Sculpture:
-Features: The main purposes were representing movement, capturing fleeting moments, provoking surprise and emotion to the audience. Sculptors used curved lines and represented cloth folds with the great detail to intensify the sensation of movement.
Gian Lorenzo Bernini was the most important sculptor and one of the most important works was "Ecstasy of Saint Theresa". Bernini has other important works like "Apollo and Daphne", "The rape of Proserpina", "Fountain of the Newt" and "Fountain of the Four Rivers".
The Fountain of tthe Four Rivers represent like the name say, four rivers, this rivers are: Nilo, Danube, Ganges and River Plate.


Also in the sculpture there are other important artists called Nicola Salvi and his famous work called "Fontana di Trevi".
Now we have finished the Sculpture of Baroque art and we start with the Painting. Siria has started correcting the scheme of Painting:
-Features: Use of oil painting, predominance of colour over drawing, use of warm colours, contrast of light and shadow, realism, movement, complex compositions in order to shock the audience.
-Artists and works: Italy: Michelangelo Caravaggio with some  works like "Judith beheading Holofernes"
Flanders: Peter Paul Rubens with some  works like  "Equestrian portrait of the Duke of Lerma"
Holland: Rembrandt Van Rijn with sosome works like "Self portraits". Johannes Vermeer from Delft with some works like "View of Delft"

During the lesson we have added some new words on the glossary like:
-Colonnade: columnata
-Obelisk: obelisco
-Baldoquin: baldoquino
-Altar: altar
-Marble: mármol
-Overelaborated: recargado
-Luxurious: lujoso
-Fleeting: fugaz
-Cloth fold: pliegues de la ropa
-Newt: tritóon
-Ranking: lista ordenada
-Fake: falso
-Oil painting: óleo
-Chiaroscuro: claroscuro
-Foreshortened figure: figuras en escorzo
-Tax collector: recaudador de impuestos
-Upside down: boca abajo
-Basement: sótano

And finally the bell has run and we have gone to the very good break time.


Elena Fuentes said...

Hi classmates,
A very good journal Santi ,it's very complete.
I found some little mistakes:
- In line 1: Is "Paqui has changed" instead of "Paqui changes"
- In line 7: Is "Paqui has showed" instead of "Paqui has show"
- In line 12 and 24: Is "Carlos has started" instead of "Carlos started" and the same with Siria.
- In line 20: Is "The" instead of "Tthe"
- You can add in the glossary the words: "Oil on canvas":Óleo sobre lienzo, "Entombment":Descendimiento and "The calling of Saint Matthew":La vocación de San Mateo.
See you!

Guille Diaz said...

Hello Santy. I like the detail of the changes of sits. It's a very good journal, but it has some mistakes that Elena has said.
In the last line, you put: ..and we go to the very good break time; you have to put 'we have gone to..'.
That's the only mistake that i find. See you!

alicia said...

Good journal Santi!!!

You can also include that Paqui has sayed that the shape of the vatican square its to simule the arms of Jesus Christ!!

jesus herencia said...

Hello santy. I enjoy the journal but I have found some mistakes,
in the 4th paragraph you have put: "now we finish"
and I think that is "mow we have finished"
but so good
see you tomorrow

Maribel Lucerón said...

Hello classmates!
Hi Santiago!
Your journal has all the details of the class of today, you have some mistakes but the classmates have corrected. I think the same of Alicia, you can talk about the shape of the Vatican Square is to simule the arms of Jesus Christ, you can put also the "Hall of mirrors"of Versailles: As the principal and most remarkable feature of King Louis XIV of France's third building campaign of the Palace of Versailles (1678–1684), construction of the Hall of Mirrors began in 1678. The principal feature of this hall is the seventeen mirror-clad arches that reflect the seventeen arcaded windows that overlook the gardens. Each arch contains twenty-one mirrors with a total complement of 357 used in the decoration of the galerie des glaces. The arches themselves are fixed between marble pilasters whose capitals depict the symbols of France.
And I think that your journal is perfect with this information!
See you tomorrow :)

Paqui Pérez Fons said...


As some students have pointed, the main problem of this journal is that it's written in present and it has to be written in PRESENT PERFECT. So Santiago, your first task is to review what you've written and write the journal in the correct verb tense. I'll have another look on your journal tomorrow and I will correct the last.

See you!

María Castiblanque said...

Hy Santy! Your journal is good but I have found a spelling mistake in the 1st line, classmates instead of "clasmathes". I haven't correct the other mistakes because our classmates have corrected it yet, you have to use the present perfect because if not the journal it's wrong. I think that you should correct it now. The rest is ok. See you tomorrow

Paqui Pérez Fons said...


As some of your classmates have said, the journal has to be in PRESENT PERFECT. These are the corrections:

- has changed the seats of some clasmates (Jesús....

- she has shown to the class some works

- a work by Bernini

- has shown to the class other pictures of Bernini's colonnade,

- has shown to the class works by Francesco Borromini

- has shown

- to the people who travelled last year to Paris about the Versailles Palace and things that they learned there.

- When we have finished with the architecture of Baroque art, we have started with the Sculpture. Carlos has started

- capturing

- represents like the name says, four rivers, these rivers are: Nile

- there was another important artist(s)

- When we have finished with the sculpture, we have started with...

- Siria has started correcting

- Baldachin: Baldaquino

- tritó(o)n

- ...has rung and we have gone to

I think Maribel's contribution about the Hall of the MIrrors is very interesting, but you could have added that this room had an important role in history, because it hosted the signature of different peace treaties, such as the end of the FRench - Prussian War and World War 1.

You could add the explanations I gave about Caravaggio's paintings or the story of Apollo and Daphne.

The names of the works of art have to be in Italic font.

That´s all. See you tomorrow.

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Last correction: write the title: TUESDAY, 8th October