sábado, mayo 27, 2006

El Museo Virtual de Arte

Después del Código da Vinci se puso de moda volver a los museos de arte para examinar las pinturas sobre María Magdalena o conocer la Pintura sobre el rostro de la muchacha adornada con el sarcillo de perlas (Girl with a Pearl Earring) del pintor holandes Vermeer Van Delft (1.661-1,670), en fin...

The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture from 12th to mid-19th centuries. It was started in 1996 as a topical site of the Renaissance art, originated in the Italian city-states of the 14th century and spread to other countries in the 15th and 16th centuries. Intending to present Renaissance art as comprehensively as possible, the scope of the collection was later extended to show its Medieval roots as well as its evolution to Baroque and Rococo via Mannerism. More recently the periods of Neoclassicism and Romanticism were also included.

The collection has some of the characteristics of a virtual museum. The experience of the visitors is enhanced by guided tours helping to understand the artistic and historical relationship between different works and artists, by period music of choice in the background and a free postcard service. At the same time the collection serves the visitors' need for a site where various information on art, artists and history can be found together with corresponding pictorial illustrations. Although not a conventional one, the collection is a searchable database supplemented by a glossary containing articles on art terms, relevant historical events, personages, cities, museums and churches.

The Web Gallery of Art is intended to be a free resource of art history primarily for students and teachers. It is a private initiative not related to any museums or art institutions, and not supported financially by any state or corporate sponsors. However, we do our utmost, using authentic literature and advice from professionals, to ensure the quality and authenticity of the content.

We are convinced that such a collection of digital reproductions, containing a balanced mixture of interlinked visual and textual information, can serve multiple purposes. On one hand it can simply be a source of artistic enjoyment; a convenient alternative to visiting a distant museum, or an incentive to do just that. On the other hand, it can serve as a tool for public education both in schools and at home.

(La visita además se puede realizar con un bucador según el nombre del artista, incluso se pueden comparar copias de las colecciones, o en todo caso seleccionar un Tour en la guía que existe para este fin)

jueves, mayo 25, 2006

Hoy estuve oyendo la Musica de Dark Horse

La radio Dark Horse proviene de Inglaterra y siempre colocan excelente música. Gracias a la tecnología del PODOMATIC y a iTunes podemos pues oir muy buena música, mientras trabajamos en Internet con nuestro equipo MAC. Esta radio se autocalifica como : The Best Independent Music, y su enlace es:

  • La Investigacion Cualitativa

    En el enlace de arriba profesor Martínez Miguelez, de la USB, nos deleita con su enfoque dedicado a la investigación cualitiva y para complementar este enfoque y verlo aplicado en un trabajo de investigación, la Profesora María de Lourdes Acedo de Bueno, también de la Universidad Simón Bolívar, nos ayuda a entender el asunto del tema:

  • Procesos Cognitivos y e-learning