Monday, April 18, 2016

New project: art catalogue of the 18th and 19th centuries

This time the project is individual and it will consist of studying the art of the 18th and 19th centuries. This is what you have to do: 

You are an art lover and you have decided to spend your summer as an intern at El Prado Museum. The museum is preparing an art exhibition of the 18th and 19th century and your boss has given you the responsibility to look for all the necessary information to prepare the catalogue. You will also have to contact the foreign museums to ask them to lend El Prado some important artworks. Your boss has also given you the opportunity to write about your favourite art work of every style and include your texts in the official museum catalogue. Your don’t want to deceive your boss and want to do a good quality work.

As the exhibition will be next month, you’ve decided to plan your work. The styles you need to explain are the following:

-        -   18th century: Rococo, Neoclassicism (architecture, sculpture and painting in both styles)
-          Transition between the 18th and 19th centuries: GOYA
-       -    19th century:
o   ARCHITECTURE: Historicism, Iron and Steel Architecture and Modernism
o   SCULPTURE AND PAINTING: Romanticism, Realism and  Impressionism
o   PAINTING: New-Impressionism, Post-Impressionism

You have decided to distribute your work per weeks:

-          Week 1: Rococo, Neoclassicism and Goya
-          Week 2: Historicism, Romanticism and Iron and Steel architecture
-          Week 3: Realism, Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism
-          Week 4: Modernism and Post-Impressionism

You can present your work in two ways

- The catalogue has to include: 
  •           A prologue, presenting your work to the readers and thanking the museums that have lent their works to El Prado
  •          Main features of every style, main artists and works
  •          Your favourite work of every style and a deep explanation: when it was made, author, theme, main features, reflection of the style on the work, other art works from which it drew inspiration or other artists influenced by this work…

- The other option is your workbook to prepare the exhibition, where you can include all the information you get and all the procedures you follow to get it ready in time. 

Here you have some images of exhibition catalogues: 

 And these are some examples of art worbooks: 




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Here you can see some more examples: 

In any of the cases, you have to include images or drawings of the art works you are talking about.

The deadline to hand in the project will be the 23rd of May (Monday)

Here you have the presentations of these contents, just in case you want to have a look on them to choose your favourite works:


Lucía Villafranca said...

Paqui I've forgotten to include the prologue, is it possible to include it at the end? It'll be like an epilogue (?)

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Yes, you can do it that way. You can include a section called ACKNOWLEDGMENTS (agradecimientos).

I'm looking forward to watching your project.