PRE INTERMEDIATE 2 COURSE, SPRING 2016, CLASS 5

PRE-INTERMEDIATE COURSE, SPRING 2016, CLASS 5
We began by learning some vocab connected to art
El arte
Un escultor – a sculptor
Una escultura – a sculpture
Un cuadro/una pintura – a painting
Un pintor – a painter
El/la artista
Un retrato – a portrait
Un autorretrato – a self-portrait
Un dibujo – a drawing

We discussed what kinds of art we like
El arte moderno
El arte antiguo
La pintura
La escultura

We described the painting of Frida Kahlo
Mariposas – butterflies
Hojas – leaves
Un picaflor – a hummingbird
Espinas – thorns
El simbolismo – symbolism
Un mono – a monkey
Una uniceja – a unibrow

We then talked about Goya’s 3rd of May, 1808
Fusilar/ejecutar – to execute
Fusiles – rifles
La sangre – blood
Una multitud – a crowd
En el fondo – in the background
En llamas – in flames
Derrotar – to defeat
Involucrado – involved
Armas - weapons

We discussed Picasso´s Guernica
Bombardear – to bombard
El dolor – pain
El miedo – fear
La bomba
La guerra - war

Finally we looked at Velazquéz’s Las Meninas
(There is a guide to Las Meninas here)
Es más complicado que parece – it is more complicated than it looks
Doncellas de honor – ladies in waiting
Un noble
Un aristócrata – an aristocrat
Un enano – a dwarf
Mostrar – to show (muestro, muestras, muestra….)

We talked about our opinions of the paintings
Me hace sentir mareado – It makes me feel dizzy, nauseous
Es perturbador – it is disturbing



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