Sunday, 25 November 2018

Artemisa Gentileschi

To commemorate the 25th of Novembre, the International Day for the Elimination of violence against women, we will learn about a great Baroque painter: Artemisia Gentileschi.

Artemisia Gentileschi, (born July 8, 1593, Rome; died 1652/53, Naples), Italian painter, daughter of Orazio Gentileschi. She was a pupil of her father and of his friend the landscape painter Agostino Tassi.

Adoration of the Magi. 1936-37
   "Women didn't have many career options in 17th-century Italy. Cultural norms funnelled most of them into one of two life paths: joining a convent or becoming a mother. What's more, laws dictated that the men in their lives (fathers, husbands, even sons) made decisions and purchases for them.

   Few women transcended these restrictions. But the skillful, strong-willed painter Artemisia Gentileschi managed to -against all odds. During her lifetime, from the late 16th-century until mid-1600s, she built a reputation as one of Europe´s most sought-after artists. Rich patrons, like the Medicis, and preeminent kings, like Charles I of England, commissioned her to create massive, expertly modeled compositions, chock full of her signature subjects: biblical and mythological scenes depicting assertive, authoritative women.
Judith and her maidservant. 1913-14

            Despite all of this, though, Gentileschi's legacy has been hard-won. After her death, 18th- and 19th-century scholars all but omitted her from art historical texts. Even when her work was rediscovered, in the early 20th century, literature on it was plagued with misattributions and overly sexualized interpretations that focused on Gentileschi’s assault rather than her artistry. 
   Despite these hurdles, the artist has more recently risen to the top of the canon as one of the first female artists to have a broad, incisive impact on the art of her time. She’s also influenced decades of artists after her—especially those looking for a masterful and tenacious heroine." (artsy)

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Día de los muertos

The Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. In 2008, the tradition was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.(Wikipedia)
Here you have a sample of  decorated  sculls.

D. Zepa
N. Campayo
R. Antònia

M. Vargas
W. Kongsinon

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Rose windows

Santa María de Regla Cathedral, León (1205-1301, Spain)
Rose window is a word used to describe a round window design, which is similar to the many petals of a rose. Most often the term is used to describe the round windows of some churches, especially those built in Gothic style. (Kiddle)

Stained glass is glass coloured by adding metallic salts when it is made. The coloured glass is made into stained glass windows. Small pieces of glass are arranged to form patterns or pictures. The glass is held together by strips of lead and supported by a rigid frame.

Painted details and yellow stain are often used to improve the design. The term stained glass is also applied to windows in which the colours have been painted onto the glass and then fused to the glass in a kiln. Stained glass is much used in Christian art but other themes are not rare. It is still popular today, and often called art glass. It is often used in luxury homes and commercial buildings. (Kiddle)

These are some designs that you can use to create your own rose window.


Thursday, 4 October 2018

How to draw ... a comic stirp

A comic is a narrative structure based on two features: language and image. We can define a comic as a sequence of images which tell a story with the aid of a text.

How to make a comic strip (wiki) 

1. Writing a script (story, format, etc)
2. Flesh out your characters
3. Drawing your Comic
4. Print and publish your comic

Make beliefs comix. Online eductional comic generator.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Red colour

Look for red and take a picture!!!!

Nena Baudil

Paula Grados

Kevin Hurtado

Laura Ducat
Marta Pastor