Today in class of Social Sciences we have done the following things:
- At first, Paqui has checked Amalia's work and she has said she's doing it very well.
-Later, Paqui has asked us about the date of the make-up exam. We have set it on 16th, Thursday of April.
-After setting the date of the make-up exam, we have started the class, and we have talked about Goya. Francisco de Goya is a painter between classicism and modernity. He was born in Fuendetodos (Zaragoza) in 1746. He studied to become a painter, he travelled to Madrid and Italy and started working at Francisco Bayeu's workshop in Zaragoza, who recommended him to work in Madrid. In 1775 he moved to Madrid and started working for the Royal Tapestry Factory, designing tapestry cartoons. His style was luminous and colonist, with loose brush-strokes. He started receiving commissions from important figures of nobility and intellectuals and he became court painter in 1775. In 1780 he was also accepted as a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. In 1792 he suffered from a serious illness and became deaf. This deafness completely changed his personallity: he became withdrawn and his painting became more critical and introspective and colours were darker. Imagination, freedom and critique became central. He continued to be an extraordinary portrait painter, but many of his works completely broke up with the predominant style.
When we were watching the Naked Maja, Jose Mari say to Paqui: -The girl has her tits too much separated, true?, and when we were laughing at this, Lucia has said to Jose Mari: -Ask your mother if when she is lying like the girl, her tits are separated like hers.
THE NAKED MAJE
-Like everyday we have copied some words in the glossary:
Naif (inocente), tapestry (tapiz), playful (juguetón), crockery vendor (el cacharrero), the parasol (el quitasol), grape harvest (la vendimia), blind man's buff (la gallinita ciega), the stilts (los zancos), the straw maniquin (el pelele), fine arts (bellas artes), deaf (sordo), witchcrart (brujería), witches sabbath (aquelarre), etching (grabado), burin (punzón), mistress (amante), fantasies (caprichos), bullfighting (la tauromaquia), war disasters (desastres de la guerra), follies (los disparates), francophile (afrancesado), shooting (fusilamiento), firing squad (pelotón de fusilamiento).