Friday, March 13, 2015

Van Gogh, Gauguin, Velázquez

 This week is kind of busy for us.  Midterm grades at the college are due, textbook selections for next semester are due, and we are trying to finalize swimming lessons and also participation in the National Latin Exam.  So two picture books about famous artists have brightened our days.  The first one is The Yellow House.  This books describes the time Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin lived together and gives plenty of samples of their art.  The second one leads us into the life of Velázquez.  He takes the reader by the hand in the book A Weekend with Velázquez and shows him around in Madrid.  It was very hot today, about 91 degrees.  It is supposed to get warmer tomorrow.

Diese Woche ist ganz schön voll.  Ich mußte meine Halbsemesternoten für das College abgeben, das neue Lehrbuch für das nächste Semester mußte ausgesucht und die Informationen dafür eingereicht werden, und wir organisieren die letzten Details für einen Schwimmkurs für die Kinder und auch für die Teilnahme an der nationalen Lateinprüfung.  Da sind zwei schöne Bilderbücher über berühmte Künstler doch wirklich eine willkommene Abwechselung.  Das erste beschreibt die Zeit, die Vincent van Gogh und Paul Gauguin zusammengewohnt haben und zeigt auch viele malerische Beispiele.  In dem zweiten nimmt uns Velázquez an die Hand und besucht das Madrid seiner Zeit mit uns.  Leider gibt es die Bücher nicht auf Deutsch.  Heute was es sehr heiß, so um die 31 Grad, doch soll es noch heißer werden.  

6 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness!!! 91!!! Oh Eva . . you must be dying!!!! Just dying!!!!

    It's a little late here. I should be in bed instead of getting melodramatic on your blog.

    The books look really great!

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    1. Tomorrow should be 93! We had 84 degrees indoors this afternoon, the air-conditioning went on, but I turned it off and made everybody suffer. Actually, right now it is quite pleasant. I was wondering if you were up or about to go to bed :):

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    2. You know, it gets really really hot there in the summer! I think it's maybe good that you are there only until May!

      I forgot about how hot it can get . . Everyone lives in air conditioning, even though the dry heat is more pleasant than the humid heat of Florida and the South.

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    3. I guess that is probably true. LA did get 93 degrees today, a record high for this time of year. Should I turn on the air-conditioning? I don't want to, but maybe tomorrow I have to. We'll see.

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  2. That heat sounds pretty intense mind you I would still swap you for our weather!! I sent you a birthday gift it was posted last week, hope it has arrived. You might have sent be an email but I have been away from the computer this past week.

    Have a good weekend

    San xx

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    1. It is quite hot, not a good time to be outside (unless you go to the ocean). I left a note on your blog about the package. It did arrive two days ago! Thanks so much!

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