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Art History resources

Art History resources

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Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History Educator Review What's It Like? The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History highlights the New York-based museum's extensive collection, ranging from 8,000 B.C. to current-century fashion. Its content is written by Met curators, conservators, scientists, and educators and includes 930 essays and nearly 7,000 objects to view. You can locate artwork from a certain region by clicking on a world map; select an era on a timeline, or search for specific pieces by entering qualifications like name, artist, material, or technique. A Thematic Essays section features written background and slideshows of different styles, movements, artists, and time periods. You can also select a general category, department, geographical region, or time to find what you're looking for.

Leonardo Home Page Who was Leonardo da Vinci? He had a keen eye and quick mind that led him to make important scientific discoveries, yet he never published his ideas. He was a gentle vegetarian who loved animals and despised war, yet he worked as a military engineer to invent advanced and deadly weapons. He was one of the greatest painters of the Italian Renaissance, yet he left only a handful of completed paintings. Before you explore this site, you may want to read the 25 Of The Most Powerful Quotes Of All Time We all have trouble finding strength in this harsh world sometimes. Fortunately, wise and mentally strong people have come before us and said things that uplift and inspire. These are our 25 favorite quotes. Art History OER Wiki The use of open educational resources (OERs) in art history courses is relatively new, and a largely unresearched topic, especially related to effectiveness of knowledge acquisition in direct comparison to traditional textbook instructional strategies. This page is a growing compilation of references and resources that is meant as a starting point for those interested in the topic of OERs and in future research of this topic. There have been several different approaches to compiling and sharing OERs at colleges, two of which are compiling them within specific courses and shared through the institution LMS, and the other is through topical library pages.

Summary of the American Academy of Arts and Letters records, 1864-1942 American Academy of Arts and Letters, est. 1904 Society New York, N.Y. Collection size: 800 items (on 5 microfilm reels). Collection Summary: A collection of artists' papers containing correspondence, notes, biographical material, exhibition catalogs, and other published material. Includes: volume of notes, drawings, and calculations made by George Bellows for a study of Jay Hambidge's theory of Dynamic Symmetry; correspondence and published and unpublished biographical and critical material on George de Forest Brush, Childe Hassam, Francis D. An Introduction to 100 Important Paintings with Videos Created by Smarthistory If you have an interest in how the internet has widened the very concept of education, you may well know about Google's Art Project, a digital wealth of free visual art information and viewing opportunities we've featured before. And you more than likely know about Khan Academy, the highest-profile producer of educational videos on the internet. Now, from the combined power of their learning resources comes this collection of video introductions to over 100 important paintings. Ranging from between two to nine minutes and covering works of art created in eras from 575 B.C.E to the Second World War, these brief but intellectually dense and visually rich lessons bear the label of Smarthistory, "a multimedia web-book about art and art history" that merged with Khan Academy in 2011. Just above, we have Vincent van Gogh's 1889 The Bedroom, a painting that, in the words of the artist himself, "ought to rest the brain — or rather, the imagination."

Why is this painting so captivating? - James Earle and Christina Bozsik Diego Velazquez (June 6, 1599 ­ August 6, 1660) was a Spanish painter who was hired by Philip IV at the age of 25. You can learn more about his life here. Interested in learning more about Velazquez’s life as a court painter? This site describes his work. When Philip IV inherited power in 1621 Spain was a massive empire, but by the time he died in 1665, Spain’s power and influence had dramatically decreased. Cassini Seeks Insights to Life in Plumes of Enceladus, Saturn’s Icy Moon This video is not currently supported on your browser. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Video

1,700 3D Models of Cultural Heritage Objects Now Available in Public Domain Without setting foot inside a museum, 3D printer owners can now recreate some of the most recognizable items from institutions around the world. In conjunction with Creative Commons and museums like the Smithsonian Institute, Sketchfab has launched a virtual collection of 3D models free and available to the public in an effort to promote open access to cultural heritage items. The first wave of models will offer 1,700 3D scans from 27 organizations in 12 countries.

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