Dossier for the outing: “La mirada del viatger” and “L’Hospital General: història viva i patrimoni de la ciutat”
La mostra “la mirada del viatger” recull un conjunt de fotografies de Mallorca, Menorca i Eivissa de principis del segle XX dels fons fotogràfics de la Biblioteca de Catalunya. L’exposició reflecteix la mirada de set autors diferents, Leandre Cervera, Guillem Bestard, Juli Soler, Francesc Matheu, Frederic Mompou, Josep Salvany i Joan Nonell, que influenciats per l’anomenat “excursionisme científic” van captar amb la seva càmera la gent i els paisatges de les Balears.
2. How long ago were these photos taken?
3. What were the photographers’ jobs?
4. Did you recognise any of the places that appeared in the photos?
5. Choose a place you know and observe changes: clothes, buildings, traffic. Write down your impressions.
6. Tick the type of images you found in the exhibiotion:
- city life
- rural life
Nowadays, thanks to technological develpment, you are used to very sophisticated special effects: colour, movement, tridimensional vision. Just think of the film Avatar. A hundred years ago things were different. Put the special glasses you are given at the exhibition and look at the slide show displayed at the back of the chapel.
7.Did you notice a big difference ?
8. Did you like it?
Imagine a world with no TV and no digital cameras. What is the main effect that the glasses add to your perception?
7. Choose a photo you like and describe it. Use the back of this handout to take notes.
Some useful vocabulary to describe photos.
On the right/left; at the bottom/top of the photo; You can see; there is/are; In the background/in the foreground; It makes me think of; It makes me feel; The colour is/ the light is / the objects are/ the people are; A close up/ A landscape /A portrait; I like it because…; I do not like it because…:
8. Did you like the activity? Did you learn anything?
9. Escriviu un comentari sobre el nou hospital de Son Espases, relacionant-lo amb la visita que hem fet a l’Hospital General.
Homework: Friday 26th November.The questions in this dossier must be answered individually. You must copy the answers in your notebook. The description of the photo ( question 7) must be answered both in the notebook and in the blog. Remember that at the Ramon Lull library there is a catalogue of the exhibition with lots of useful information and where you can find all the photographs you saw this morning. You can go to the library and check it. Carmen, our excellent librarian, is also an expert in photography, so she will be able to help you if you have any doubts.
The black and white photograph that appears at the top of this post, Roser (filla de Francesc Matheu) i finestra a Bellver, is one of the photos you could see in the exhibition this morning. In the following link, you can surf the Fons fotogràfic sobre les Balears , part of the Biblioteca de Catalunya, Memòria digital de Catalunya archive. In this site you can see more than 208 documents about our islands.