Ideas take form online. (ArtEd Online).
How can you use Internet resources to encourage your students' ideas to take form and develop from motivation through conception to execution? It is my belief that students need experience with as much visual imagery as possible to understand that the same idea can be conceptualized and executed in a myriad of meaningful ways. Students also need accurate and significant historical or background content about art. Such an approach to learning encourages students to feel free to develop their own individual interpretations of a theme or idea. Teachers and students can use the Web as part of this method to provide rich visual images and content.
You might begin an instructional unit by presenting students with an overarching theme or concept and directing them to conduct their own research online, or provide sites you have previously chosen, depending on the age of the students. For example, I have used the following websites as part of a unit on the art and culture of the Middle Ages. Possibilities of focus include cathedrals, castles, stained glass stained glass, in general, windows made of colored glass. To a large extent, the name is a misnomer, for staining is only one of the methods of coloring employed, and the best medieval glass made little use of it. , illuminated manuscripts This is a list of illuminated manuscripts; that is, illustrated or decorated manuscripts. see also List of manuscripts 2nd Century
medieval European church waterspouts; made in form of grotesque creatures. [Architecture: NCE, 1046]
See : Ugliness , and unicorns.
New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of Carver: Stone Carving
Stone carving is an ancient activity where pieces of rough natural stone are shaped by the controlled removal of stone. , Architecture, Art, and the Middle Ages (virtual tours Virtual Tours
The phrases panoramic tour and virtual tour are often used to describe a variety of video and photographic based media. The word panorama indicates an unbroken view, so essentially, a panorama in that respect could be either a series of photographs or panning video of cathedrals, abbeys, and castles, gothic geometry, gargoyles, and more)
Gargoyles and Grotesques: Walter S. Arnold, sculptor/stone carver
The Gothic Cathedral and Other Significantly Medieval Sites (lots of photos and illustrations)
History of Art and Architecture: Gothic Art (primarily cathedrals in France This is a list of cathedrals in France and in the French overseas departments, territories and collectivities, including both actual and former diocesan cathedrals (seats of bishops). The great majority are Roman Catholic. )
Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, Los Angeles, California (recently opened contemporary cathedral, doors by sculptor Robert Graham)
WebMuseum Paris: The Book of Hours/ Les tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (twelve-part calendar section from the classic example of a Medieval book of hours book of hours, form of prayer book developed in the 14th cent. from the prayers of clerics appended to the main service. The subjects of the miniature illustrations (see miniature painting) were frequently derived from the appendix of the Psalter. )
The Bayeux Tapestry (tapestry based on events surrounding the Battle of Hastings Noun 1. battle of Hastings - the decisive battle in which William the Conqueror (duke of Normandy) defeated the Saxons under Harold II (1066) and thus left England open for the Norman Conquest
Hastings in 1066)
Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries (from the Cluny Museum, Paris)
The Cloisters Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art (includes The Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries)
Medieval Stained Glass (links to Chartres, Sainte Chappelle, Canterbury, and other cathedrals)
NIXNET Medieval (534 links to sites about the Middle Ages)
Medieval World on the Web (teacher-authored site, includes links to sites made by kids)
Life in the Middle Ages (researched by 4th and 5th grade students)
Castles on the Web (links, information, images)