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:
-Cloth fold: pliegues de la ropa
-Ranking: lista ordenada
-Oil painting: óleo
-Foreshortened figure: figuras en escorzo
-Tax collector: recaudador de impuestos
-Upside down: boca abajo
And finally the bell has run and we have gone to the very good break time.