miércoles, 21 de mayo de 2014

My favourite painting

My favourite  painter and painting :

Today in class I have had my presentation about Vicent van Gogh and The Starry Night .

So , here it is . If you have any question about  Van Gogh or his paintings , please leave your questions in the comments.

 I hope you liked it :)

jueves, 15 de mayo de 2014

Edvard Munch and his artpiece, The Scream

Here's a presentation I did for English class about one of my favorite paintings, The Scream by Edvard Munch. This Prezi mainly talks about Munch's life and experience in relation to painting.

To better describe The Scream, I used an interesting tool called ThingLink. This site lets you upload a picture and then insert text, images or videos in its different parts. I found it interesting and dynamic, so here it is.

I also used a PowerPoint presentation to make a story, but I have to edit it so that it can be seen online. I hope you enjoyed my presentation, though. c:

miércoles, 7 de mayo de 2014

My favourite painter and painting: Franz Marc and The Blue Horse

This time, Manuela asked us to make an oral presentation of our favourite painter and painting. I chose Franz Marc (painter) and The Blue Horse (painting) because when I was in 1st of ESO, the teacher of Drawing asked us to copy an image from the book and I chose this one because of the use of colours.
Here you have my presentation about both, the painter and the painting, and later a prezi about a story that we had to create.

Franz Marc from marcosrocham

Franz Marc was born the 8th of February of 1880, in Munich, Germany. In 1900, he started studying in the academy of fine arts of Munich. He was influenced by the style that Van Gogh and the use of colours of Robert Delaunay.
In 1910, he became friend of August Macke and Wassily Kandinsky. This painters and other German expressionist created the movement Der Blaue Reiter (the blue rider in English). This movement consisted of a group of German expressionists (which included Franz Marc, August Macke and Wassily Kandinsky). It existed from 1911 to 1913 in Munich. This group changed completely German expressionism.
Finally he died the 4th of March of 1916 (36 years), in Braquis, France, because he participated in the 1st World War.
His first paintings belonged to the naturalism style, while later ones belonged to a mixture between futurism and cubism and his last ones belonged to expressionism. He was a very important German expressionist.
His best known paintings are those of animals. The main characteristics of these paintings are the use of prime colours, its style is cubism, they are simple and they are trying to express a message. Also, every prime colour has a meaning: Blue, masculine austerity and spiritual issues, Yellow, female happiness and Red, violence and material things that should be defeated by the union of the two previous colours.
Nowadays, The Blue Horse is displayed in Lenbachhaus municipal gallery of Munich, whose director is Dr Helmut Friedel. This museum reopened the 8th of May of 2013.
To explain the painting of the Blue Horse, we have two divide it into two parts, the physical part and the meaning. The physical one is that we can see a blue horse in the foreground of the painting with some vegetation and coloured hills. This painting has a very difficult meaning. The colour blue represents spiritual issues and triumph over material things, the horse, elegance and his leaning head, sensitivity. With these characteristics and some more, we can find out that is a representation of a human being.
Here you have the link. Franz Marc Galery
Here you have a game. You have to look for the 7 differences between the original painting and this one. Enjoy it.
  Don´t cheat! 
These are the solutions!

domingo, 4 de mayo de 2014



It was my birthday. I invited a lot of friends. The party was celebrated in my house. I was very nervous waiting for my friends, when suddenly someone knocked on the door. I opened it and there were all my friends. I invited them to enter. As soon as they entered, they left their presents in my bedroom. First we started talking about our secret things, later we ate some cakes. And before we started dancing, the lights went out, we did not have electricity!, but... I had fluorescent sticks, balls, face colours... It was very funny. 
Finally I opened the presents. After that, we went to my garden to see the red moon.

                                                       AND IT WAS ALL MY PARTY!
by Paula Martinez 1º D ESO