Thursday, November 5, 2009

the challenges of art history

today I'm going to talk about the challenges that art history has today. maybe one of the greatest challenge is the one related with the job once we finish the career, find a job it's very difficult but not impossible, if we really try and search there are always a way to find one.
in the matter of technology I think that it's maybe a not a challenge itself, because it could be use in a positive way, we could be more connected with people who work in the same area that we do in other countries, or we also have more access to the information, although this could be at the same time a difficulty because today exist to much information, so it's a little hard to find what we really need.
in the art itself the technology is an opportunity for new types of art, like video art of photography, and it also could be a challenge because today any person could do a video or take a photograph, and the artist work is sometimes left on the side. for the other hand the new technology came to replace some types of art like paint, or maybe not replace but out of place, because for the people it's more interesting see "new things" that things that are old. in spite of this some artist are working mixing the paint we the technology.
in other topics related with the education area I think that the art history it's not very known. in the schools the programs or studies don't have included nothing related with this, only the art class, but it's mot the same. I think that it's important for the children and for all to know some about art, like they know about history in general or mathematics. if we ask to any child what chilean artist know they probably to mention some person who work on tv, and if you ask about one painter the probably don't know any. maybe if the state care much about this type of things the education of our people were more complete and maybe more satisfactory.
and how in the area of education the art history is so poor in the social level the art it's also very little known. today the art it's related in his mayority inside a group related to the art, like the critics, the theoreticals, and the same artists. people in general don't understand the art of nowadays, but it's not their fault, is a matter of all that we involved in this area and it's a matter of the authorities of the country.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

faculty of arts Las Encinas

The faculty of arts of the uneversity of chile is divided in three parts, two are in the center of Santiago (the music one and the drama one), and the other its in the campus Juan Gomez Millas, and is the one that I'm study. in this faculty are the careers if visual arts and History of arts. maybe this situation its the most important if we think about the other faculties in the university that are all together, by their specifics areas. this situation in our faculty makes the union between the students difficult and some times there is not relation at all.

Besides this situation there is another that is important as well, the infrastructure is not the best, like some classrooms that have chairs that are not very comfortable and some times there are not the number that its needed. also the english laboratory don't work in the way that supposed to, like the connection to the net is very slow, and the computers are many times in bad conditions. and not just the infrasturcture is not the best, the people who work in the administration area are not very productive, when you go to ask for some things they never know anything and just send you to another office where they tell you that have not idea what are you talking about and that you have to go to ne other office........ the same that send you to them in the first place....... it is very frustrating.

maybe if the government or the authorities of the university took more seriously the situation of the students of art, and the art itself, they do something for fix the situation. I think that one step to improve our situation is the bicentenario project that it's going to take place in the next years in the campus JGM, altough I think that is not the best project but we can see it like a intent for improve this and the other faculties of the campus.

for the last I left the thing that I find is the best of our faculty, the grass, the mot nice place in all faculty, where we can study, relax, eat, and party jejeje.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

the chilean people

first of all I think that the identity of the nations in general has been changing because of the globalization, wich make that some characteristics that in one time belong to one nation, today we can seeit in several parts of the world.
the identity of chileans in particular and the Latin Americans in general are condition by the colonialism, this is why I think that maybe in this country sometimes is difficult find our own identity, because we are a mix of many cultures, like the spanish, the natives, and today we are also influenced by the north american culture. but maybe we can see this mix of cultures like the essence of our, maybe Chile is just that.
but maybe the most awful about our identity is that we try to live like the biggest countries, like France or England, and we forget about what's really ours, the native culture. in the time of the colonialism many native groups who lived in this country were exterminated, and just a few ones remain, like the mapuche people, that are ours inmediated relatives, but we think that we are better that them and so we treat them.
I think the most of the chileans are socially ambicious and they look to native persons like if were less just because they are natives, but they don't see that mapuches are a very important part of our identity, not just of our genetic but our history too. they were one of the few (or maybe the only) native group that fougth with the colonizer and resist for many many years, and not just that, they were capable of cause several looses in the enemy. but in stead of treat them with respect we create laws that make them terrorist, when all they do is try to fight for what is right, the right to live in the land that belong to them.
I think taht if we aprecciate more our roots (like others Latin Americans countries does) maube we can have a more strong identity, and we were not just a county who want to be like others.

Friday, September 4, 2009

avant garde

today I'm going to talk about my favorite avant garde, but I really don't know if a have a favorite one. I think that the avant garde most interesting for me is the russian contructivism, because the meaning that the people of this movment tried to gave to the art and the artist.

the construtivism think about the artist in a new way, before he just had to dedicate to his art, and he just work with the elements of art (like canvas, or paintbrush...). but with this movment that vision change, now the artist is a builder, who try to make objects that are not just an contemplation object but a useful object, useful for the people in general.

wht the constructivism try to do is improve the life of the workers and their families.

the most representatives artist of this are El Lissitsky, Ana Popova and Vladirmir Tatlin.

I think that Tatlin was the most representative of all because it was him who in many ways bring to life this movement. he's most famous work, at least the mos important was the monumet of the third international, work that never was made, he just made a model, that was destroy and today we only have a picture. this monument it was suposed to be a symbol of the proletariat, a kind of eiffel tower of Russia.

I like this avant garde bacause in so many ways develop an idea about how the world should be, a world were the poor ones had oportunities and they can change the world. all the avant gardes tried to do something about the way that the people in the power rules, but maybe the constructivism was the most meaningfull.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


I'm going to talk about the transantiago and its development since its apperance.

when the yellow buses was on the street the poeple had to pay every time they get in, but now with the new system you only have to pay one time, I think that is better because you could save a lot of money.

the worst part of this system is the routes, because the people who did the master plan seems to forgot about the puputation who lives in the extrems of the city. other thing that is worst about this compared to the old system is the frecuency of the buses, which are very slow. sometimes I have to wait for over 30 minutes to finally get on the bus, and sometimes I just can't get in because the bus is full.

in spite of this I find that the system it's a little better that in the beginning. now there are more buses (altough they are not enuogh), but I don't thing that is much more better than before.

I don't now if it's for better or worst but the people is getting used to this system, so like everything in life, we maybe don't fights for our rights of having a decent bus system like we should have. the authority should try, really try to make things better, because they always do the things in a bad way and spect for that to work, in papper is all beautiful, but in the reallity is not. maybe if they care more about this it wouldn't be so hard to fix it.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

the animal rights

the animals are considered by the humans like objects and property, and for this reason the human race believe that they can do anything they want whit them. people use the animals to do experiments, for fun like in the circus or meking them fight, and also treat them like if they were objects that not feel any pain so the humans kille them in the most horrible way as posible.
I personally think that this is not right because the animals don't belong to us, the animals are part of the world and we just share it with them, and because of this I found necessary to look out for them, and try to coexist in harmony.
fortunately exist some people that cares about this situation and expend most of they lives trying to create conscience about the animal rights, and also trying to save them for the indiscriminate slaughter. the most famous group is maybe Greenpeace and they not just worry about animals they worry about the environment too.
In Chile I think that the animal rights are not very consider, because the people are not very conscience about how the industries mistreat them, and the authority do very little to create a concience, because taking care of animals is more expensive that not doing nothing at all.
in the past days we are seen in the news several cases about people that not respect the animals, llike the situation in Valparaiso were many dogs were mistreat. this is just one example but I think that it represent how this society treat thoose beings that we thought are inferior to us.
for all of this I try to use products that are not tested in animals and also try to eat the least meet posible

Monday, June 22, 2009

my experience.....

I really don't know how my bloggin experience was, because I think that was good for improve in my writing skills, but at the same time I don't like very much this type if things (the blog thing).
the good part of this was that I could learn something new like use a blog, at first I had some issues because I didn't know exactly how to use this, I even loose one post complete once and I had to write it again (of course rocio laugh of me). so I can say that this activity had moments very fun.

the bad part was that sometimes I didn't like the topics that we had to write about, and sometimes I didn't know what to write about this topics so I took some time, maybe to much, to do this activity, but the important is that I did all the post.

the part related to the class I think that the blog help to get better or at least try to get better in the writing, but I really don't know if I improve much or not, I think that I did, because now I put more atention in the gramar (before I didn't even notice) and also helped me to learn to use the past in a better way, altough I still need to work on it.

even I didn't like this activity specially and didn't like to use this mean to express i think we have to try and look the positive part of this, because we have to do this anyway, so it's better put a happy face jjejee.

I don't know if we are going to have to do this the next semester but if we do at least I already kmow how to write in a blog, so I don't going to have the sames problems that I had this one.... I hope