Category: Visual Art


Find out about Whitby goth weekend by having a look at Martin Parr‘s blog : here and Alan Moore’s article about Whitby’s Dracula connections: here.

Examples of Martin Parr’s photos :

A cool song to listen to when you have finished your work. The clip was shot in Whitby.

 

 by Banksy :

 

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Here’s a link to different sites about Victorian times.

 instructions :
VICTORIAN BRITAIN Choose the site : BBC Primary History Victorian Britain : How did children live in Victorian Times?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/victorian_britain/
  1. Main page : select an area to explore
  2. Read the facts
  3. Go to "activities" (at the bottom of the page) :
> do the quiz for each area > do the interactive activities (Victorian Children – at work, school and play) 4. If time : go back to the main page (Children in Victorian Britain) and do the Time Capsule game (on the right, at the top of the page)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/victorian_britain/

The Rights of Women in Victorian Times  : do this quiz

Ramone Bosco is a graphic novel by an artist, Alexander Jansson, whose work I really like.

Take a peek (= have a look) :

Click on 1930s (mots-clefs) for other relevant documents

Steinbeck’s book is still relevant today > click here : In Steinbeck’s footsteps

(You’ll find the audio file of the video documentary in the audio Box under « Terminale » at the bottom of the page)

 The Grapes of Wrath:  (Les Raisins de la Colère)  is a beautiful film made about that period and based on Steinbeck’s novel.

Pour savoir comment prononcer « WRATH », cliquez ici



click on OZ to get the other documents

> WEBQUEST : AUSTRALIA/ABORIGINES

OZ = Australia -Down Under – This is the English name of a land long inhabited by Aboriginals alone.  Aboriginal art is still very much alive and appreciated around the world.

 here is a link to  another similar slideshow by somebody else  ***

Listen to Native American music in the audio box (open the « Ethnic music » folder)

Following a presentation by a student  in TermL, I thought I would post this…

The British have a long tradition of children’s books.  It all started with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll , and it is also an example of English non-sense. 

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Arthur Rackham

Jefferson Airplane, a band in the sixties was inspired by the story so they wrote and sang White Rabbit :

Link to the song

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KING LEAR and the FOOL in the storm - William DyceIn the short story we are studying there are some literary references.  KING LEAR  is one of them.

This painting is part of the 4 freedoms by Norman Rockwell (1943). These paintings were inspired by President F.D. Roosevelt ‘s 4 Freedoms  speech to Congress in 1941.

   + Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms  ***

CLICK HERE TO GET THE ORIGINAL + SPOOF VERSION : Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving and spoof   

The 1930s

lunch atop a skyscraper circa 1932 by Charles C. Ebbets

lunch atop a skyscraper circa 1932 by Charles C. Ebbets

 The decade when many skyscrapers were built in New York, among which, the famous Empire State Building (1931)  –                                       (skyscraper = gratte-ciel)

king kong on top of the Empire State Building

 King Kong on top of the Empire State building.

City  life :

Roadblock  by Norman ROCKWELL         >> View big version of the painting

       NIGHTHAWKS  by Edward HOPPER

    

  >>>>   Visit galleries dedicated to these artists  

+ GAME & VIDEO ABOUT THESE PAINTERS : > EX. NORMAN ROCKWELL       > EX. EDWARD HOPPER

seaman« WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH A DRUNKEN SAILOR, early in the morning? … Hurrey and up she rises,hurrey and up she rises … »

Sur un  air traditionnel Irlandais cette chanson très célèbre  était chantée lorsque les marins levaient l’ancre ou hissaient une voile (« and Up She Rises »).

master & commander  Les marins, qui avaient la vie très dure à l’époque, la chantaient pour se donner du courage.  Peut-être que l’équipage du célèbre  CAPTAIN COOK, le grand explorateur, la chantait car elle était autorisée par la Royal Navy.

[Ex. sur les temps à partir de la vie de  James Cook]

.  On peut aussi imaginer la chasse à Moby Dick sur cet air là: 

MD illustrated  by Rockwell Kent

MD illustrated by Rockwell Kent

Voici une version des Irish Rovers, mais il y a d’autres versions…

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Autre idée de lecture si vous aimez la fantasy :  Ship of Magic

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This is the sort of atmosphere where I could imagine SHERLOCK HOLMES  investigating a murder…

Discover a wonderful painter…

–  John Atkinson GRIMSHAW  (1836-1893)  –

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SHERLOCK HOLMES CROSSWORD

Just a joke :
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are camping in a forest.  They put up a tent under the stars and go to sleep.  In the middle of the night, Holmes wakes Watson up.
« Watson – look up at the stars and tell me what you deduce. »
Watson says : »I see millions of stars.  And even if a few of those have planets, it’s very possible there are some planets like Earth.  And if there are a few planets like Earth out there, there might also be life. »
* Merlock Sholmes* * * 
<<<< Have some fun while you revise the time with Merlock Holmes : Time Bomb (game)
+ A lot more  about SHERLOCK HOLMES 
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THE  » ROARING TWENTIES« / THE JAZZ AGE : watch the slide show to know why  this painting by Thomas Hart Benton is emblematic of the era:

  • KEY WORDS :
  •  the « flapper »  
  • the Jazz age
  • the Cotton Club
  • Speakeasies 
  •  PROHIBITION