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A visit to the Prado museum


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  • 1. What to seeBosch, HieronymusThe Garden of EarthlyDelightsRoom 56Weyden, Roger van derDescent from the CrossRoom 58Goya y Lucientes, Francisco deThe Third of May 1808 inMadrid: the executions onPrincipe Pio hillRoom 64El GrecoThe Nobleman with his Handon his ChestRoom 8bVelázquez, Diego Rodríguezde Silva yLas Meninas, or The Familyof Felipe IVRoom 12Other masterpieces:Tintoretto, Jacopo RobustiThe Foot WashingRoom 25CaravaggioDavid Victorious overGoliathRoom 6Rembrandt Harmensz, vanRijnJudith at the banquet ofHolofernesRoom 16bIES Gaspar SanzA visit to thePrado Museum
  • 2. 4 Easy Steps to masterthe Art Critique!El GrecoThe Nobleman with his Hand on his Chest1. What objects do you see?2. Describe the texture of thebrushstrokes.3. Are the colors neutral orsaturated?4. How are dark and lightvalues used in this painting?5. What path do your eyestake in this painting?Step 1: Description-What kind of artwork is this?-Who created it, and what isthe title?-When was this artworkcreated?-List the objects you see.-Consider the significant artelements that are present inthis artwork and describethem:Weyden, Roger van derDescent from the Cross1. How is movement createdin this painting?2. Can you find repeatingshapes that create rhythm?3. Does the size of objectsdescribe depth in this image?How?4. Is this print balanced? Whyor why not?Step 2: AnalysisIn this step, consider the mostsignificant art principles thatwere used in the artwork.Describe how the artist usedthem to organize theelements.Goya y Lucientes, Francisco deThe Third of May 1808 in Madrid: theexecutions on Principe Pio hill1. What do you think the artistis trying to say?2. What do you think itmeans?3. What feelings does thiswork give you?4. Do you see symbols thatmight represent somethingimportant?Step 3: InterpretationWhat do you think the artistwas trying to say?Why did this artist create thisartwork?What do you think it means?What feelings do you havewhen looking at this artwork?Do you think there are thingsin the artwork that representother things-symbols?Bosch, HieronymusThe Garden of Earthly Delights1. Do you like this artwork?2. Do you think it is a goodartwork?3. Would you display this inyour home?4. Is this artwork good enoughto put in a museum?5. Why do you feel this way?Step 4: JudgmentDo you like this artwork?Do you think it is an importantartwork? Would you displaythis artwork in your home?Does this belong in amuseum?Explain why you feel the wayyou do about this artworkbased on what you havelearned about it.Velázquez, Diego Rodríguez de Silva yLas Meninas, or The Family of Felipe IV