Tuesday, September 30, 2014

30th of September (Tuesday)

Hello everyone, I'm Azahara:

Today, our social sciences lesson has been very interesting. First of all we have sat down. Later Paqui has told us that she has checked some of our brochures. After that, Paqui has written a scheme about Renaissance art in the Iberian Peninsula. The scheme wasn't complete, that was our work, to complete ir while we were watching the presentation in the whiteboard.

There were three different parts in our sheme. The first one was architecture. We have seen that there are three different types of architecture. The first one is Plateresque, whose main feature was the imitation of the work of silversmiths, one important example is the Facade of the university of Salamanca.
The second style of architecture is Classicism, whose main feature was the use of clasical elements: columns, pediments... One example is the Palace of Charles V in Granada by Pedro Machuca.
And the third one is Herrerian, whose main features were sober, austere, proportionated buildings without decoration, like the Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial by Juan Herrera. Paqui has told us that our church is very similar to the Monastery of San Lorenzo.

The second part of our scheme was sculpture, whose main features were the influence by Michelangelo, religious themes and the use of different materials. Some examples of sculptors and works were: Juan de Juni with "The Burial of Christ" and Alonso de Berruguete with "The sacrifice of Isaac". And the last part of our scheme was painting. The main features of painting were the religious themes and El Greco was the most important artist with works like "The Burial of Count Orgaz" or "The Despoiling".

After we have completed our schemes, we have talked about the different works and artists of the Renaissance art, specially about El Greco and his works.

This is a picture of the famous painting of El Greco, "The Burial of Count Orgaz". I have chosen this painting because this year is the 400th anniversary of the death of this painter. 

At the end of the class we have started to copy the second point: "The 16th Century in the Iberian Peninsula; the Hispanic Empire and the Hispanic Monarchy". And Paqui has given us some homework, to write the territories Charles I recieved when his parents and grandparents died.


Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello Azahara,

You've forgotten to write the title of your post. I´ll come back later to review the mistakes and what yoir classmates have written. Bye!

Gema Sánchez said...

Hello Azahara!
You haven´t forgotten anything of we have done today. What do you think about architecture, sculpture and painting, which of these do you like more?
I think I like architecture more than sculpture and painting, because, in my opinion the monuments, Churchs... are more interesting.
Good work, see you! :)

Stefania Nes said...

Hello Azahara! You have done a great post. Gema I prefer painting of this period, but architecture and sculpture are also very interesting. Paintings of this period specially El Greco works are strange but I like them.

azahara andujar said...

Hello girls! I prefere architecture, like you Gema, I think that the monuments and buildings were very beautiful. But sulpture and painting were also really good :)

Marta Arteaga said...

Very good Azahara, today's lesson has been too interesting! Have you written some new words on the glossary?

Clara Inés said...

Hello Azahara!
Your journal is so good, it's very complete, but I think that you forget include some words of the glossary.
I prefer painting because is more beautiful for me, my favourite work is "The Burial of Count Orgaz".
Good Job!See you! :)

Pablo said...

Hi Azahara! Good post, and I think the next point will be interesting, because it's about our country.

I like the "The Burial of Count Orgaz", have you ever seen it in person? It's amazing!

francisco jose said...

Hello Azahara!
I'm agree with Pablo I like ''The Burial of count Orgaz'' your post it's really good but you have written some mistakes like 'sheme' in the second paragraph and in the first paragraph you have written '' we have take'' and it's ''we have taken''
Good Work Azahara!! See you!!

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello everybody,

You've had a lot of comments!These are my comments and corrections. emember to erase the words in brackets and correct what you have in bold font:

- we have sat down, instead of "we have taken a seat."

- The scheme wasn't complete(d),that was our work, to complete it while we ...

- Plateresque, whose main feature was... Remember that "whose" means "cuyo/-a" in Spanish.

- Facade of the university of Salamanca.

-Herrerian, whose main features

- sculpture, whose main features

- classicism, whose main feature

- The names of art works should be written in Italic font

- I have chosen this painting because this year is the 400 th anniversary of the death of this painter.

-The 16th Century in the Iberian Peninsula

- And Paqui has given us some homework... Remember that teachers give homework, don't send it.

Good work!