Picasso wanted to show this woman’s unhappiness and tears rather than to create an exact portrait of her face. The jagged shapes like pieces of glass, the bright colours and the thick black outlines make us think of strong feelings, like anger or sadness. Can you imagine her sobs and tears?
She’s holding a handkerchief. She’s wearing a red hat with a flower in it, and her hair is neatly combed, as if she dressed for an important occasion.
Your favourite painting is… “Mona Lisa” at least, for most of you.
The Mona Lisa is probably the most famous portrait in the world, but not much is known about it. The picture was so important to Leornardo da Vinci that although he painted it for someone else, he refused to give up and kept it with him until he died.
Look into her eyes and at her mysterious smile. Is she looking at you? Is she following you? Is she happy? Is she sad?
No one knows the right answer, so your guess is as good as mine!
But now you know that publicity has an important role is your decisions… don’t you?
Today we’ve talked about art, artists and paintings.
As I told you, my favourite painting is “The Arnolfini Portrait”. It’s by Jan van Eyck. He painted it in the fifteenth century.
In this painting the two people are in a bedroom and there is a chest, a bed, a lamp and a mirror.(You click on the mirror and you will discover something!
The wife is wearing a green and blue dress. She’s giving her hand to her husband. She feels calm.
The husband is wearing a brown and black coat. He’s taking his wife’s hand. He’s looking to the painter.
There is a small dog in the picture and there are a pair of sandals on the floor. On the left wall there is an open window and some fruit.
This painting makes me feel relaxed and happy because of the soft colours and the tranquility of the scene.
Maybe van Eyck was showing off a little in this painting because I think he used this picture to show how good his technique was. He was so proud that on the back wall of the room he has written in Latin, Johannes de eyck fuit hic (Jan van Eyck was here).
What’s your favourite painting? What’s your favourite artist?
How are you? Esta é a última semana de clase e Lucy quere propoñervos algo diferente.
Xa sabedes que “Lucy loves art and books”. O outro día descubriu a obra dunha artista norteamericana que lle encantou: Nancy Holt. Estivemos investigando sobre “land art” e decidimos ir de excursión a Camelle para coñecer a “Man” e o seu museo ao aire libre.
Está encantada co “land art” e á volta da nosa viaxe fixo una pequena creación no xardín. Queredes facer algo parecido?
You will need anything you can find in nature around where you live : Stone/ Sticks/ Branches/ Leaves/ Petals/ Flowers/ Bark/ Rain/ Sand…
Se vos atrevedes a facer algo de “land art” podedes enviarme alguna foto a email@example.com. Durante o verán sacarei fotos da obra de Lucy, porque é importante ver como van evolucionando as nosas creacións artísticas na natureza!