miércoles, 13 de mayo de 2009

The language of architecture

Look at the orders here. Do you recognize the building? What is its name? What order is the one used here?

martes, 12 de mayo de 2009

A Comic Hero?

Most of us like Greek pottery. We stop to contemplate them at museums because the vases have interesting stories there inside. You know who the hero is? He is fighting a many-headed monster.

jueves, 7 de mayo de 2009


Some of my colleages, students and parents and me went on a demostration to protest against the double standard applied to schools in Madrid. We think the PUBLIC SYSTEM STILL CATERS FOR ALL THE STUDENTS' NEEDS AND SO WE SHOULD NOT BE DENIED OUR BUDGET WHILE PRIVATE EDUCATION IS GETTING THAT PART OF THE TAXES.
Thanks to the artist who created this comic strip. Art and humour all in one.

martes, 5 de mayo de 2009

Tarsilia do Amaral

Two days ago, an interesting exhibition closed in Madrid. It was in Fundación Juan March. As usual I could not see it. Well, at least we have the internet to see as many paintings as we want.
Tarsilia was a Brazilian painter who came to Europe, where she got to know many famous painters and then returned to Brazil. She kept on investigating on different ways to depict her ideas, Producing very fine pieces of art.

Idealistic or realistic ?

Harpist Neferhotpe playing small arched harp.
Tomb of Nebsumenu and Sunebau. XII Dynasty, 1991-1782 BC, Middle Kingdom.
Stela. Necropolis at el-Khokha, Western Thebes.

Remember the characteristics of Egyptian painting we studied in class. Is there any sense of perspective? (look at the table and the food on top) Are the eyes frontal or in profile, and the chests? Are the figures idealistic?(look at the harpist)!!!
Well as you can see there are always exceptions to what the teacher tells.

viernes, 1 de mayo de 2009


Apis was the god of the deceased, of pharaohs and of fertility, the fertility of the fields and of herds. It was represented by a bull.