The Vatican ,or as others would called it Saint Peter’s Basilica, is an amazing Renaissance era Church. It is the center of the Roman Catholic religious tradition. The construction was originally started in 1506 and it took until 1626, 126 years, for it to be finished. There are tours of The Vatican Catacombs, that have… Continue reading THE VATICAN
The French buried about six million people’s remains underground because of disease. Port-Mahon Sculptures They were made from 1777 to 1782 in order to represent the Port-Mahon Palace in Minorca in the Balearic Islands. They were sculpted in memory of Decure, one of the first workers in the Quarry Inspections, who was killed from… Continue reading The Catacombs of Paris
The faith was unbelievable back then. It took 400-800 years to build. The people who were working on it knew they would never see the end of it. They had precision and workmanship. When they switched architects, he switched things around, and it started to collapse. The church was sought in Spain by Gaudi. The… Continue reading Notre Dame
The Palace of Versailles started as Louis XIII’s hunting lounge. His son Louis XIV then started adding on to it. In 1682, he moved the court and government to Versailles. The Grand Apartments of the King and Queen were built in the 1670s. The Hall of Mirrors is designed by Mansart.
At the Pompidou, a Modern Art museum, I learned about Herve Telemaque. He is a Haitian artist. There was a revolt against state. Haiti was in this situation because it is one of poorest countries. He basically incorporates black culture through his work, even though he was a white man. “The Country” protests against United… Continue reading Pompidou
During my trip in Paris, I saw many museums with artwork from famous artists. Artists include: Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Paul Cezanne, and Edgar Degas. I learned about the type of painting called reality, which shows in paintings people enjoying and the pleasures of life, like music. I also learned about Pointillist painting, and neo-impressionism.… Continue reading Paris Museums
The La Pedrera was designed by architect Antoni Gaudi.It was built from 1906-1910 and was originally a house for married couple Roser Segimon and Pere Mila.Today, it is used for offices and apartments, besides the museum section. It is made of stone and has iron balconies.
The study abroad trip with Northwood University was one of the greatest experiences I have ever had. I met so many amazing people, saw beautiful cities, learned about other cultures and histories, and gained a better understanding of art and the artists behind the work. Basilica The Basilica is a Roman Catholic church designed by… Continue reading Barcelona
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