Teaching controversial art

Teaching controversial art proved to be a difficult endeavor. Part of why this in the syllabus is so that I can teach visual literacy and open-mindedness to my students. Sadly, I don't think I achieve this goal all the time. This is supposed to be the last lesson of the semester, but I pulled it … Continue reading Teaching controversial art

Ideological Divides and a Calm After the Storm

We now leave the Renaissance for a bit and focus on the next couple of centuries--17th to 18th centuries. There was an enormous upheaval and ideological divide during the Baroque Period. Which one should they follow, the absolute authority of the church and the divine rights of kings or the Protestant reform and the belief … Continue reading Ideological Divides and a Calm After the Storm

Further into the Renaissance and Mannerism

August was full of disruptions, rains, floods, and even illnesses. But hopefully, we leave all that now. As August ends, we also end our lessons in Renaissance. This time, we will explore the High Renaissance into Mannerism. The influence of the state and private individuals heighten, affecting the style and mood of the times. High … Continue reading Further into the Renaissance and Mannerism

Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase

I stumbled into this interesting piece as I was looking for new movies to watch. Since The Artist was such a success, I decided to look for more Academy Award winning films. Watching Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase is a revelation. Youtube people are calling this a 7-minute Art History lesson, specifically, I think this is a 7-minute … Continue reading Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase

Art Around Us, Art in UP

These are projects for my teacher, Dr. Eloisa May Hernandez. Hope this inspires you to find art around us 🙂 The photos are linked to the original URL. To find more, please check out Dr. Eloisa May Hernandez Tumblr account here. Related articles Funding cuts for PhDs and Masters (bbc.co.uk)

Over Rizal

Hi girls, and a few guys. This article might interest you: http://www.gmanews.tv/story/225070/lifestyle/rizal-as-piece-of-stone You've all seen the various Rizal Monuments all over the Philippines. At least one or two aside from the one in Rizal Park. You should check out this article. Also, Over Rizal: Monuments to a Hero, is an ongoing exhibit at the Vargas … Continue reading Over Rizal