Online resources for interpreting art.Teaching students to interpret works of art and visual culture is an important aim of contemporary art education practice. The following sites offer useful interdisciplinary resources that can assist you and your students in achieving this goal.
The Warhol: Resources & Lessons
This site includes a variety of learning resources focusing on the life and work of Andy Warhol Noun 1. Andy Warhol - United States artist who was a leader of the Pop Art movement (1930-1987)
Warhol . In addition to lesson plans, art activities, and images of Warhol's work, there are downloadable Power Point presentations and interactive features that explore Warhol's penchant for collecting and silkscreen printing. Several of the lessons, written for all grade levels, involve students in critical analysis and in exploring how artists interpret source materials Noun 1. source materials - publications from which information is obtained
source - a document (or organization) from which information is obtained; "the reporter had two sources for the story" to comment on current events and politics.
Comparing and Contrasting
Art critics Noun 1. art critic - a critic of paintings
critic - a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art and historians often use comparisons to study and interpret works of art. In this lesson plan, one of several, middle school students use the compare and contrast strategy to interpret the meaning of two works of art from the Renaissance.
Drawing Political Cartoons
In this lesson plan, high school students analyze visual and language clues to determine the meaning of contemporary and historical political cartoons and then create their own political cartoons based on current events. Supporting materials, available as PDF files See PDF. , include a rubric RUBRIC, civil law. The title or inscription of any law or statute, because the copyists formerly drew and painted the title of laws and statutes rubro colore, in red letters. Ayl. Pand. B. 1, t. 8; Diet. do Juris. h.t. and a vocabulary list.
This site includes learning resources for teachers, kids, and teens that use the Whitney Museum's collection of twentieth and twenty-first century art. There's a gallery of images, a tool for creating your own online collections of Whitney images, a timeline, lesson plans and art-making activities, and a "How-To" section that offers guidelines and strategies for encouraging students to analyze and interpret works of art.
The Emperor Napoleon
In this interactive feature on NGAkids, young students discover how Jacques-Louis David Jacques-Louis David (August 30, 1748 – December 29 1825) was a highly influential French painter in the Neoclassical style, considered to be the prominent painter of the era. used symbols in his painting of Napoleon to influence viewers' opinions of the emperor. They are then encouraged to do the same by painting a portrait of a friend, supposedly running for school president, that includes clues about his or her personality, interests, and talents.
This site allows middle and high school students to explore the Lansdowne portrait The Lansdowne portrait is an iconic oil-on-canvas portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States. The portrait was commissioned in April 1796 by Senator William Bingham of Pennsylvania—one of the wealthiest men in the U.S. of George Washington, painted by Gilbert Stuart, from three different vantage points: the symbolic, the biographic, and the artistic. Each perspective highlights an element in the portrait and provides unique information and a distinct interpretation. There is also an interactive site for younger students, which invites them to search for clues in the portrait that will help solve a make-believe mystery.
Telling Stories in Art
In these lessons, middle and high school students explore how artists use color, line, gesture, composition, and symbolism to tell stories. Students interpret and create their own narratives based upon works of art.
Pueblo Indian Pueblo Indian
Any of the historic descendants of the prehistoric Anasazi peoples who have for centuries lived in settled pueblos in what is now northeastern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico, U.S. The contemporary pueblos are divided into eastern and western. Watercolors
This online teacher's guide focuses on works from the Pueblo Indian watercolor collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum The Smithsonian American Art Museum is a museum in Washington, D.C. with an extensive collection of American art.
Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the museum has a broad variety of American art that covers all regions and art movements found in the United States. (SAAM SAAM Smithsonian American Art Museum
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SAAM Software Architecture Analysis Method (SEI) ). It is intended to help students learn to interpret images and understand how images represent meanings. While only thumbnail images of the featured works are provided in the guide, you can find larger images of the same works by doing a title or artist search on the SAAM site.
Craig Roland is an associate professor of Art Education in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Florida University of Florida is the third-largest university in the United States, with 50,912 students (as of Fall 2006) and has the eighth-largest budget (nearly $1.9 billion per year). UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes. in Gainesville. He is the author of The Art Teacher's Guide to the Internet (Davis Publications, 2005). firstname.lastname@example.org