Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sra. Gisela Muller-----Foreign Languages Department-----Los Pintores

                                  The Diego Rivera Mural at San Francisco Art Institute
            "The Making of a Fesco Showing the Building of a City ("Making a Fresco" ) (1931) is one of four murals in the Bay Area painted by Mexican Deigo Rivera (1886-1957)"



Sra. Muller/Spanish 4 Project Title: Los Pintores

Due: April 16, 2012

You are working in pairs.

You will have four days in the Library (March 27, 28, 29 and 30)

Directions: Using art books in the library, online databases and quality websites you will...

1. Select 4 paintings from any Spanish or Mexcican Painter.

2. Discuss the style of the 4 works of art and explain the theme of the paintings. Write each summary in Spanish.

3. Choose 1 of the 4 paintings and write a paragraph in Spanish why you like the work (a paragraph consists of at least 6 sentences).

4. The project will be presented to the class orally on April 16.

5. Provide a biograpahy about the painters.

6. You will receive an oral and written grade.

Presentations to be placed on powerpoint and presented orally.

Library Resources

Online Databases

Virtual Reference Collection (See these 4 databases)
  • Art Museum Image Gallery
  • Literature Resource Center 
  • Biography Reference Bank Select Edition
  • World Book Online

Helpful search hints = Keywords (Spanish Painters, Mexican Painters)

Gale Student Resources in Context (located on Library web page)

(search for books in our collection)

Academic Integrity
(cite your sources)
Please consult your VRC handout for home access passwords

Print Resources
REF 709.2 CON Tom Pendergast (ed), Contemporary Artists
REF 703 ENC Bernard S. Meyers (ed.), Encyclopedia of World Art
REF 973 ENC Ilan Stavans, Encyclopedia Latina
921 GOY Evan S. Connell, Francisco Goya
759 VEN Piero Ventura, Great Painters
REF 703 INT James Vinson (ed.), International Dictionary of Art and Artists
759.6 SCH Richard Schikel, The World of Goya, 1746-1828
a book cart is available for student use

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