Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tuesday, 7th of April of 2015

Hello everybody !

Today is the first class of Social Sciences of the third term and it’s my turn to write the journal. Today we have reviewed the things we studied about Goya the last day before the Holy Week’s holidays. We have reviewed at first the beginnings of Goya, when he became the court painter, his luminous and colorist paintings… and then we have focused on the period when Goya became deaf and his painting style totally changed to a more personal, critical and free one. He continued working as the court painter but at the same time he made his personal series of etchings: Fantasies (This series of etchings criticized the clergy, the Inquisition, the convenience marriages) Bullfighting and the Follies(in this series he reflected his outlook on humanity and his fear of insanity)

Resultado de imagen de fantasies goya

The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/


The_Sleep_of_Reason_Produces_Monsters

http://www.spainthenandnow.com/spanish-culture/bullfighting-in-spain/default_8.aspx
                                                                    A way of flying
                                                                 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_disparates


And one war that deeply affected Goya was the Peninsular War so he painted some dark etchings which reflect the violence between the French and the Spaniards. Here Paqui has told us that Goya was a Francophile and an enlightened person, and that’s why he refused violence.

After the war, he painted his masterpieces: The Charge of the Mamelukes and The Third of May of 1808, but his problems with Ferdinand VII, his liberal ideas, his work for Joseph I put him into trouble and finally he was fired and he retired to a house on the banks of the river Manzanares, called House of the Deaf Man.
          The Third of May of 1808     http://www.allposters.com/-sp/The-Third-of-May-1808-Painted-in-1814-Posters_i2589493_.htm
 
           The Charge of the Mamelukes                          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Second_of_May_1808   


After seeing and commenting some of the darkest paintings of Goya (for example: Saturn devouring his son, Women laughing…) and the last painting he made (The Milkmaid of Bordeaux) Paqui has explained us that Goya was a genius because he was the precursor of other styles like: romanticism, realism, expressionism, surrealism and also War photography.

                         
          The Milkmaid of Bordeaux                                               Women laughing
          http://www.wga.hu/html_m/g/goya/8/812goya.html                                         http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_Mocked_by_Two_Women

Then, Paqui has explained us that some painters like Picasso and  Manet made a painting similar to The Third of May of 1808


                                                   http://es.slideshare.net/rommeldak/tema-12-arte-neoclsico-y-goya

Also, as we have seen The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí. Paqui has talked a little about him and after seeing his painting The Great Masturbator, Paqui has told us that Dali used to paint his face in his drawings and that he was homosexual but he rejected his own homosexuality. The last thing Paqui has said about him is that Lorca fell in love with Dalí, but he rejected his love, because he thought it wasn't proper love. He was a very close friend of Dalí together with Luis Buñuel
The Great Masturbator
http://www.dali.com/blog/great-masturbator-a-reflection-of-25-year-old-dalis-inner-world/

 
                  The Persistence of Memory
http://www.davidwiesner.com/work/hello-dali/the-persistence-of-memory-hi/


 
                                                                                      Dalí, Lorca and Buñuel
                                                  https://www.flickr.com/photos/etecemedios/1117275050/

To end with the class we have copied a scheme about Goya.

Today we have only copied three words on the glossary:

Withdrawn: Retraído
Introvert: Introvertido
Bitter: Amargado

6 comments:

Minerva Iniesta said...
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Minerva Iniesta said...


Good afternoon Carla! I've been reading your journal and it's very complete. You have talked about all we have done in the lesson.

By the way, while I was reading this part "After the wear, he painted his masterpieces: The Charge of the Mamelukes..." I found a mistake. I suppose you want to write "war" instead of "wear" haha.

Good job!!

Carla García Sánchez-Rojo said...

Hello Minerva !

Yes you're right, I have written everything very quickly and I have committed stupid mistakes xD I'll change it now.
Thanks for commenting in my journal!
See you tomorrow in class

Bye :)

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello Carla,

Yo've made a good work, as always. There are some small mistakes and some corrections I have to do about what I said about Dalí and Lorca and what you've written about Dalí:

- I said that Dalí fell in love with LOrca and this one didn't correspond him, but I made a mistake. It was on the other way around. LOrca fell in love with Dalí, but this one rejected his love, because he thought it wasn't proper love. Probably he also loved Lorca, but he didn't recognize this love.

- Dalí wasn't homophobe. This means that he rejected homsexuals. What he rejected was his own homosexuality, which is different.

Here you have an interesting article about their relationship:

http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2013/06/17/actualidad/1371498538_661276.html

These are my corrections:

Today is the first class of Social Sciences of the third term and it’s my turn to write the journal. Today we have reviewed the things we studied about Goya the last day before the Holy Week’s holidays. We have reviewed at first the beginnings of Goya, when he became the court painter, his luminous and colorist paintings… and then we have focused on the period when Goya became deaf and his painting style totally changed to a more personal, critical and free one. He continued working as the court painter but at the same time he made his personal series of etchings: Fantasies (This series of etchings criticized the clergy, the Inquisition, the convenience marriages) Bullfighting and the Follies(in this series he reflected his outlook on humanity and his fear of insanity)

And one war that deeply affected Goya was the Peninsular War so he painted some dark etchings which reflect the violence between the French and the Spaniards. Here Paqui has said tous/told us that Goya was a Francophile and an enlightened person, and that’s why he refused violence.

The last thing Paqui has said about him is that he fell in love with Lorca. He was a very close friend of Dalí together with Luis Buñuel.

That's all. Bye!


Carla García Sánchez-Rojo said...

Wuau Paqui, what a great story behind all those letters but, there's a thing I haven't understand, Dalí said to Lorca that he had to maintain a relation with Margarita Manso to avoid rumors? In that case I think it's a little cruel because Lorca was homosexual, and maintaining a relation with a woman only because Dalí said it to him...

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Helo Carla,

Dali was a voyeur. He liked watching other people having sexual intercourse (he did the same with his wife, Gala, many times). He convinced LOrca to do that with Margarita Manso, but later he didn't give LOrca what he promised. It was a complicated relationship. I recommend you to watch the last episode of El ministerio del tiempo. It was about the time of the REsidencia de EStudiantes and you will see that LOrca was in love with DAlí, but this one didn't accept this love:


http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/el-ministerio-del-tiempo/emdt-108-mosca-120415/3086859/

I agree with you. It was cruel from DAlí. I prefer Lorca ;)

Bye!