LECTURE REVIEW - Shocking Social Realism

How did you hear about SpainLifestyle.com and Karla Darocas? *I'm a "regular"
What was the name of class or book that you wish to review? *shocking ideology of women 19-20th century
REVIEW TIPS... what did you learn? was there anything unique that stood out? why did you take the class or read the book? *Again through paintings, Karla has shown what history was at a certain period of time. In this lecture, we saw how at the end of the 19th-beginning of the 20th century, women were considered. In society, they were supposed to be well in their role of wife and mother. If something happened - orphan, widowed..., they did not have much choice to return to their society. They went to a nunnery or became prostitutes. A certain number of painters denounced this situation and tried to open people's minds to this. Painting is not only decorative, but informative.
What features did you like about Karla's teaching or writing style? *Karla's art lectures also reflect history.
Would you recommend Karla Darocas teaching and books to others? *Yes
FULL NAME & LOCATION *Jo, Denia

LECTURE REVIEW - Shocking Social Realism

 

How did you hear about SpainLifestyle.com and Karla Darocas? *We are friends
What was the name of class or book that you wish to review? *Shocking ideology of women
REVIEW TIPS... what did you learn? was there anything unique that stood out? why did you take the class or read the book? *A revealing series of paintings with academic social realism where I saw shocking scenes indeed. Women sold as slaves, women used to produce babies for rich families, child pornography, social injustice. We talked about nudes and the effect it had and has on men. How paintings were refused because of their themes. How female painters were regarded as less capable of producing art. And how these themes continue in present day society. The chosen paintings became 'alive' because of our discussions. One forgets they are paintings and not photos. Wonderful lecture.
What features did you like about Karla's teaching or writing style? *Her knowledge and social engagement
Would you recommend Karla Darocas teaching and books to others? *Yes
FULL NAME & LOCATION *Trudi van Dorp, Benitachell


COURSE REVIEW - PICASSO


How did you hear about SpainLifestyle.com and Karla Darocas? *word of mouth
What was the name of class or book that you wish to review? *Picasso
REVIEW TIPS... what did you learn? was there anything unique that stood out? why did you take the class or read the book? *I learnt a lot about Picasso that I never knew and thought it was fascinating
What features did you like about Karla's teaching or writing style? *I like the informal yet extremely informative teaching approach
Would you recommend Karla Darocas teaching and books to others? *yes
FULL NAME & LOCATION *Rhona Wells. Javea

COURSE REVIEW - PICASSO


How did you hear about SpainLifestyle.com and Karla Darocas? *A friend introduced me many years ago.
What was the name of class or book that you wish to review? *Picasso 
REVIEW TIPS... what did you learn? was there anything unique that stood out? why did you take the class or read the book? *I had always wondered what kind of man Picasso was so when I saw that Karla was doing the lecture I had to signup. We were taken on a very descriptive journey through his childhood to his death. We found out who influenced Picasso and why he changed his styles so many times. Karla showed us how he was a good businessman he gave the people what they wanted. Karla showed us so many images, how she remembers all this knowledge I'll never know. I could hardly wait until the next lecture, I was excited. Now I have more free time I will be attending lots more lectures becoming a regular student.
What features did you like about Karla's teaching or writing style? *Karla made us comfortable and answered our questions.
Would you recommend Karla Darocas teaching and books to others? *Of course, in fact I have done so already.
FULL NAME & LOCATION *GLENYS GRAHAM