martes, 31 de marzo de 2009

Sofonisba Anguissola (c.1532-1625)Self Portrait 1554

(Here is an example of what I would like 2nd graders to do)

Sofonisba Anguissola. Self-Portrait, 1554. Kunsthistorischesmuseum, Vienna

It is very unusual to see women painters in textbooks.
Sofonisba Anguissola was an Italian painter who came to Spain and was accepted in king Philip II's court. She also taught the queen how to paint. It is not only that she was a woman, Sofonisba as her paintings show was a first class painter.

lunes, 30 de marzo de 2009


I was fourteen when I decided to be an archaeologist. Life leads you in many different ways and now I'm teaching Geography and History.
It was a man sitting under an umbrella and arranging tesellae what I saw. The moment I saw him there concentrated on the floor of what had been a Roman house I decided I wanted to be sitting there reconstructing that mosaic.
At the beginning of that school year I had an excellent History teacher, her name was Amparo Moriés. She asked us what we wanted to be and felt really happy to hear I wanted to be an archaeologist. I'm really grateful for all her classes, her homework and her comments.