Monday, 15 June 2009

Waiting for the future

“When I was just a little child,
I ask my mother what will I be
Will I’ll pretty, will I’ll be rich?
That’s what she said to me…”

If I think, in five years more I’ll be in the thirties, so that’s the problem begins.
When I think in the future I’m very sure about what I want to be or to do. I have my life’s plan. What of those things will be really happens, well, I hope most of them. But that naturally fear for the unknown future doesn’t forbid to dream.
In five years more I hope to be studying my post grade here in Chile, to have a good work related with the career, for example, making historical investigations for a museum or another institution.
I will like to have my own apartment with my boyfriend Andres, but nothing for the rest of our lives, because we want to study our doctorate in another country and to live there.
I’ll want to have published my third poetry book and my first academic book.
No children, no cars, no marry.
A big library. My own library, of course. Smalls problems. Perfect English language dominion. Flowers and dogs.
Sounds good.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Pieces of what?

Ok. I've already listened the conferece of Sir Ken Robinson about creativity in the school's education and I could understand just pieces of the topics, one on other words, and with this information and my common sense I understood the following things:

  • He was a funny man (don't know why, but people laughs)

  • He told something about a girl who draw a God.

  • When his son was 4, they moved from Stanford to Los Angeles.

  • He think creativity development is not important in the public education.

  • He noted maths and lenguages are the most important topic at school's education.

  • He think the dance, for example, could be important to because we have bodies to use them.

  • The sistem privileges the head up to the rest of the body. Means the most important thing it's the mental develop.

  • There are problems with that in relation with the university's education.

  • He think the women can do more things at same time than men.

  • There're people have to move to think, like a dancer, people that can't be still to think.

In my opinion, the education sistem, there and here, compress us to memorize and repeat knowledge, norms of behavior, how to study, how to work, how to write, etc. but don't let us the free expression to our natural ways. The education sistem cut our posibilities of to develop our creativity, just because we have to be quiet and sit in the classroom.

In my case, my mother figth throug that robotized education and gave me the instruments to develop all my creativity and don't let it turn down in the school. It is tremendously useful in my life.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Manierism in the Art History

This semester I’ve took only subjects that I like, fortunely.

The term that gave to me more knowledge (interesting and fun knowledge) has been “El concepto del Manierismo en la pintura europea del siglo XVI” (Mannerism concept on century XVI Europe painting) by Constanza Acuña.

I’ve learned about a strange and complicated period of the art history that came to America with the first colons, although you can see more the Baroque style in those centuries.

The Mannerism is a style between Renaissance and Baroque in the European arts. It borne in Italy and it expanded trough France, how “Fountainebleu School”, and Germany with painters like Albert Dürer (or Durero). In Italy, the epicentre, the style grew with artists like Giulio Romano, Cellini, and Parmigianino.

Now, I have to do the final work for this subject. I have to find a painting here, in Santiago-Chile, that I can situate in the Mannerism style and write an investigation. I hope to get a good mark!

I will post it in my spanish blog then.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

The big of the biggest

To tell you about the best in my field it's such a big problem, because I don't know very well what my field is.

Well, if I suppose it's about Art History, it still be a big problem to try to find the best, between artists, writers, critics, historians, theorics, trough hundred of years.

And now, if I only situated the range of time and the range of geographical space (or cultural, if you want) between the topics I like, I can talk about many people how the best.


So, one of the best could be the "inventors" of Iconology-Iconography Erwin Panofsky and, of course, Aby Warburg. As a completed man, encyclopedian man, H. Gombrich, maybe the most popular. His book "History of Art" relayed the thinkers spheres and belongs to the common public. And from today, Serge Gruzinski is a very interesting theoric-historian.

Relating artists, I have my eyes and my heart in lot of people, from a lot of periods. I can't choose now!