A. Some history
B. Famous residents
C. Things to do and see
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Museum This is a world class museum with an excellent exhibition depicting the history of Regensburg. The Roman history of the city is particularly well portrayed. Have a look at the models of the city as well as a model of Stone Bridge. It is however a shame that the curators did not provide more descriptions in English .
E. Getting there
Something that I care about
If you know anything about me you know I went to high school in the 1970’s. So what’s it like to be stuck there?
b. 1696 Venice, d. 1770
Madrid I saw this painting at the royal palace in Madrid and fell in love with Tiepolo immediately Apotheosis of Spain. Below see his crucifixion from the St. Louis art museum. It has recently been removed from public view. Trained in Venice, Tiepolo also worked in Spain and Germany. His work is simply awe-inspiring.
Born into a wealthy and noble family in Venice, Giambattista Tiepolo was recognized by contemporaries throughout Europe as the greatest painter of large-scale decorative frescoes in the 1700s. He was admired for having brought fresco painting to new heights of technical virtuosity, illumination, and dramatic effect. Tiepolo possessed an imagination characterized by one of his contemporaries as “all spirit and fire.”
A gifted storyteller, Tiepolo painted walls and ceilings with large, expansive scenes of intoxicating enchantment. In breath-taking visions of mythology and religion, the gods and saints inhabit light-filled skies. His ability to assimilate his predecessor and compatriot Paolo Veronese’s use of color was so profound that his contemporaries named him Veronese redivio (a new Veronese). His style was also influenced by renaissance artist Tintoretto. He was the great eighteenth century painter of the baroque and rococo periods.
Tiepolo’s commissions came from the old-established families of Italy, religious orders, and the royal houses of Spain, Germany, Sweden, and Russia. His frescoes adorn palaces, churches, and villas, and his artistic legacy consists of some eight hundred paintings, 2,400 drawings, two sets of etchings, and acres of fresco. When Tiepolo died at the age of seventy-four, a Venetian diarist noted the “bitter loss” of “the most famous Venetian painter, truly the most renowned…well known in Europe and the most highly praised in his native land.”
Würzburg is a town on the romantic road in Germany. Also on the romantic road Castle Neuschwannstein and Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
Tiepolo was active in Italy, Germany, and Spain.
This ceiling and staircase made quite an impression on me the first time I saw it 36 years ago.
Margaret Lewis told me the first time she saw the his ceiling frescoes in Venice it left her in tears, also Rembrandt and Venus de Milo.
What artist has influenced you?
What trip or city have you visited that has had a particular influence on you?
Do you have a favorite painting in your home city?
Do you know of another artist with as far reaching a range as Tiepolo?
I know things are a little hot there right now, but if you ever get the chance I recommend a visit to the cradle of ancient civilization. Mesopotamia. Including the ancient states of Sumer, Akkad and Babylon. Modern Iraq. Significant expeditions have been led over the years by various institutions and artifacts are on display at major art museums throughout the world. A good alternative given the political situation there now.
Rossman School is an independent school in St. Louis County, Missouri.Unlike Ted, who blogs about the past. I am blogging about the future.
I am getting ready to start an EXCITING NEW ADVENTURE!
I am getting ready for my first school visit. I will visit a kindergarten and first grade class to read my new iBook: Police Hens.
Police Hens is the story of three rather silly hens who get a job on the police force. They investigate a robbery on the farm. They have unique and funny problems because they are, after all, chickens.
I am using the book as a fun way to start a conversation about Community Helpers. And the classes I am visiting have just begun to discuss community helpers. So there you go.
They said that I can use their smart board. I have never used a smart board and had to google what it is. It looks good. I hope I can connect my iPad to it. I googled that too, but then decided to ask the school if they had the connectors. I am waiting to hear back from the technology person.
So hopefully, I will read my story with my pictures up on the smart board. And then what??? I have been looking for good community helper activities. I have taken a few pages from the book and made them into pages to be colored. Here is one of them:
I have also made a maze, but I’m not sure what type mazes this age likes. Still more work to be done on google. Here is what I have so far:
Have you done a Community Helper activity at a school?
What works best with Kindergarten and First Graders?
Kallmunz was a village north of Regensburg on the Naab river a left bank tributary of the Danube, where Kandinsky lived a short time in 1904 during his formative period.
Napoleon was hospitalized at the Karthauspruell abbey after being wounded at Regensburg in 1809.
Kloster Pruefening west of Regensburg has the largest Roman cemetery in Germany.
Things about Germany that are German
Lucerne is a city in the Swiss Alps on a lake of the same name. It has a beautiful, old covered wooden bridge
Switzerland has four official languages.
German is spoken here.
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