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Students have observed
and discussed early Spanish influences, and Greek (Neoclassical) influences
upon furniture design and surface decoration.
With the students,
discuss the shape, use, surfaces of the Bargueño, and what their individual
influences might have been.
- This desk has
lots of carving - look for a rich history of carved, ornamented surfaces
on ancient Mexican sculpture, objects, and architecture. Each example
adds up to a bountiful influence of curves and carvings onto all types
- Discuss what
is found at:
- How are the ancient
sculptures and the desk similar?
- Do you see Spanish
influences? What do we remember from the Spanish? Do we see it here?
- What were things
that furniture borrowed from the Greeks? Do we see any of them on
- Which influence
do you think is the strongest?