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Monday, April 13, 2009

Art Links for Homeschoolers: April 2009

After a long hiatus, Art Links for Homeschoolers is back! I preview resources from around the world and present you the ones I think you'll find the most useful for Art History, Art Appreciation or Picture Study in your homeschool. Each month check in to see what great resources I've found for you! Looking for something in particular? Do a blog search (that little Blogger search box in the top navigation bar - above my banner)! Want to see what resources I've reviewed so far? Click on the label "Enjoying the Arts".

Here are the resources I've collected for April:

--Baroque Period--

The Baroque period (17th and 18th centuries) encompassed architecture, painting, sculpture, and music. It was also a style that crossed cultural barriers from the British Isles to the Philippine Islands. This spring the Victoria and Albert Museum is presenting an exhibition of 200 items "to examine the flourishing of the Baroque style during the era that saw the establishment of great European and colonial empires ruled by absolute monarchs and the continuing power of the Roman Catholic Church." In conjunction with this exhibit, the museum is featuring and online Interactive Global Baroque "exhibit" (it even has a Baroque music player in the lower right column). Below the image-linked map you'll find the full selection of Baroque images from around the world. And finally, you can add your own images of Baroque-style using flickr!

--Depression Era Photography, Walker Evans--

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is exhibiting a collection of postcards with images by Walker Evans (famous Depression-Era photographer). From the exhibition homepage: a collection of 9,000 picture postcards amassed and classified by the American photographer Walker Evans (1903–1975), now part of the Metropolitan’s Walker Evans Archive. The picture postcard represented a powerful strain of indigenous American realism that directly influenced Evans’s artistic development. The Met has this entire exhibit in an online exhibition collection!

--American Abstract Art (Pollock, de Kooning)

The Albright-Knox Museum offers an exhibit assembled by The Jewish Museum in modern American Art: Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art: 1940-1976. The Jewish Museum has put together an excellent series of teaching resources all internet-based including: an Image Gallery, a cultural timeline, and more.

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