Webquest

The Spanish Baroque painting in El Prado Museum

Introduction

A group of Irish students is visiting your school. You are hosting your Irish colleagues and you want to show them around the most beautiful places in Madrid. El Prado Museum is one of the finest in the world and there you can enjoy several Baroque masterpieces. You cannot miss it.

Task

You and your team decide to prepare a presentation that will be later turned into brochures that you will give out to your guests. You will work in pairs. The presentation should include information on the place where the Museum is situated, the Museum building, two major Spanish Baroque painters and several of their paintings.

Process

1. After looking for relevant information, write a short text (100-150 words) describing the main features of the building, painter or painting. Do not forget to put them in their historical context.

2. Search for fine images that illustrate the previous information. If necessary, you can edit them.

3. Set up a Powepoint presentation

Conclusion

Congratulations. You are now an “expert” in El Prado Museum, one of the finest and most visited museums in the world.

Links

El Prado Museum

Location: where is El Prado Museum situated?  

http://museoprado.mcu.es/ihistoria.html

The building  

http://museoprado.mcu.es/ihistoria.html

The sty

The Baroque style

http://www.spanisharts.com/history/barroco/i_barroco.html

Velázquez

http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/velazquez_diego.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velazquez  http://www.spanisharts.com/history/barroco/i_barroco_velazquez.html
http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/velazquez/

 

Las Meninas (The maids of honour)

http://www.spanisharts.com/history/barroco/imagenes/velazquez/meninas.html
http://museoprado.mcu.es/i45.html
http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/v/velazque/

 

The Surrender of Breda (Las Lanzas-The Spears)

http://museoprado.mcu.es/icuadro_octubre_2001.html
http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/v/velazque/04/index.html

Las Hilanderas (The Thread Spinners-The Fable of Aracne)

http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/v/velazque/

 

Murillo

http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/murillo_bartolome_esteban.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartolom%C3%A9_Est%C3%A9ban_Murillo

http://www.spanisharts.com/prado/murillo.htm
http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artMakerDetails?maker=3009&page=1
http://www.conservapedia.com/Bartolome_Murillo

Art Dictionaries on line

http://www.artlex.com/
http://www.artdictionary.com.au/

English-Spanish dictionaries on line

http://www.wordreference.com/