Saturday, July 14, 2012

I´ve got three "KLIMTS " on my wall!!!!

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With the view to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt, Google, on the one hand, replaced its logo with the doodle that includes Klimt's most famous work - "The Kiss," which was painted by him between 1907-08, while the Belvedere Museum in Vienna, Austria devotes a comprehensive temporary exhibition to Gustav Klimt, the most renowned Austrian painter and a trailblazer of Modernism.

Over 150 years, Klimt has become a phenomenon not only in art theory, but also in contemporary history.
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Friday, July 13, 2012

You can´t be my teacher

"Nominated as Best Educational Use of Video / Visual 2010 in the edublog awards.

If you don't know the internet you can't be my teacher, I need someone who knows what I know. Meet me on the web, at least half way. 

Teachers today need to be literate to relate to digital natives."

Are you going to teach me in a school?

Are you going to make me sit in a desk all day?

Is this what you are going to use to teach me with?

Is this what you are going to use to teach me with? (echo)

Do you know how to use a computer?

Do you know how to use a computer? (echo)

Are you a teacher?

Are you my teacher?

Are you going to teach me using the internet?

Are you going to teach me how to be safe on the internet?

Do you know what goes on on the internet?

Are you sure you are my teacher?

Are you sure you are my teacher? (echo)

Are you going to learn how to use the technology?

I am a digital native.

Do computers scare you?

Are you afraid to use them?

Have you been on facebook?

Have you been on twitter?

Have you been surfing?

Do you even know what is on the internet?

Are you going to be my teacher?

Or just that textbook?

Because I want to know...

what the world has to offer

And if you are not on the internet...

and know nothing about computers.

you can't be my teacher!

I said you can't be my teacher.

Make room for somebody who knows how to use the internet.

Do you think I am going to be ready?

Do you think I am going to be ready?

Do you think you are preparing me for the
world that I have to live in?

Do you think I am going to be ready?

That's your job!

That's your job! (echo) 


To celebrate the fifteenth Early Music Festival of Gijón presents a large selection of guitars belonging to the Collection Luis Delgado.
Until July 15th we can enjoy this fascinating exhibition in Hall 1 of  "Centro Cultural Antiguo Instituto".

The guitar is probably the most popular instrument of our time. None like him has saved so many cultural and temporal boundaries to become not only the perfect companion song, if not the solo instrument in countless styles.
The exhibition serves as both the historical aspect to the cultural aspect of the instrument, making a tour of a number of pieces from different eras and cultures.
In this sample meet many of them, showing, for example, the differences between Guitar Conchera Mexicana and Lower Sixth, through the Medieval Cítolas the Iranian Tar, the Phin Thai, Vietnamese Dan Day and etc. . instrument interrelated.

The pieces , besides the historical or cultural aspect, have been chosen also looking great beauty of design

(clever details
organological presenting
 some of them).

 For a few moments  let us carry our daily lives in time and space for these beautiful sound tools that accompany the recreational, religious and social human beings worldwide.

PHOTOS COURTESY BY Iratxe Esteve Cuesta & Teresa Cuesta De la Cal

A very beautiful song

Although, sometimes Neil Young forgets the lyrics, that´s Pop Music turned into Fine Art. Absolutely, a gorgeous poem, a delicious song.

They were hiding behind hay bales, 
They were planting in the full moon 
They had given all they had for something new 
But the light of day was on them, 
They could see the thrashers coming 
And the water shone like diamonds in the dew.

And I was just getting up, hit the road before it's light 
Trying to catch an hour on the sun 
When I saw those thrashers rolling by, 
Looking more than two lanes wide 
I was feelin' like my day had just begun.

Where the eagle glides ascending 
There's an ancient river bending 
Down the timeless gorge of changes 
Where sleeplessness awaits 
I searched out my companions, 
Who were lost in crystal canyons 
When the aimless blade of science 
Slashed the pearly gates.

It was then I knew I'd had enough, 
Burned my credit card for fuel 
Headed out to where the pavement turns to sand 
With a one-way ticket to the land of truth 
And my suitcase in my hand 
How I lost my friends I still don't understand.

They had the best selection, 
They were poisoned with protection 
There was nothing that they needed, 
Nothing left to find 
They were lost in rock formations 
Or became park bench mutations 
On the sidewalks and in the stations 
They were waiting, waiting.

So I got bored and left them there, 
They were just deadweight to me 
Better down the road without that load 
Brings back the time when I was eight or nine 
I was watchin' my mama's T.V., 
It was that great Grand Canyon rescue episode.

Where the vulture glides descending 
On an asphalt highway bending 
Thru libraries and museums, galaxies and stars 
Down the windy halls of friendship 
To the rose clipped by the bullwhip 
The motel of lost companions 
Waits with heated pool and bar.

But me I'm not stopping there, 
Got my own row left to hoe 
Just another line in the field of time 
When the thrashers comes, I'll be stuck in the sun 
Like the dinosaurs in shrines 
But I'll know the time has come 
To give what's mine

Monday, July 9, 2012

Happy birthday to David Hockney, born on this day in 1937.

"David Hockney was born on July 9, 1937 in Bradford, Yorkshire -- the fourth of five children in a traditional middle class English family. Hockney's father was an accountant an an amateur artist and his mother was a devoted homemaker who instilled in her children a serious work ethic. Since graduating from Bradford School of Art in the late 1950s, Hockney has been making waves in the art world."
(...)"Hockey seems to know everyone worth knowing in the art world and beyond, and it's no surprise that he'll get lambasted and venerated in equal measure.

Despite the changing tides of the art world, Hockney continues pursuing his passion for representational landscapes, and employs traditional painting techniques or novel ones on his iPad. However, his relationship to technology isn't new; in 1985, the artist used the Quantel Paintbox to "paint" on a screen. Seventeen years later, he depicted the Queen in an iPad drawing to mark the Jubilee. His latest exhibition, entitled, "A Bigger Picture," is spending the summer and early fall at the Guggenheim in Bilbao after a successful run at the Royal Academy of Arts."

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