To: Lady Jag
I've told class that the lessons are from a phantom professor, but being in Mass, I couldn't tell them your firt name is "Republican". LOL!
Yes, I did get a chuckle from that. But the less they know about my politics, the better. I'm glad the series started some debate. Do you show them the images on line, or print it out, or show your own slides? I'm always interested in technology.
The first one in this new series is: Art Appreciation/Education series II class #1: Greco-Roman Realism and Early Christian Abstraction http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1498966/posts.
It is "clickable" on my home page, but I can't quite deal with all that HTML here.
My daughter made the pilgrimage to Santiago this summer. Unbelievable! I know it's supposed to be 12th century (at least the famous Gate of Glory) but it just looks different to me - almost Dutch in its elaboration.
posted on 10/08/2005 10:07:30 AM PDT
(. . . Ministrix of ye Chace (recess appointment), TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary . . .)
I made high quality prints of most of the paintings and printed your post out for me to read while students looked at the prints, and then we all discussed them.
Art appreciation, it turns out, is a great aid to reviewing the basics in a much more attention-keeping way than other themes I tried. Students are more interested in talking about composition, values, relationships, and elements of famous paintings, plus it all applies to their own work. It's been a lot more fun for them and me.
Why did you start with realism? That was the brilliant part, where you started.
posted on 10/08/2005 8:28:12 PM PDT
by Lady Jag
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