Using Artist Spotlight posts and KhanAcademy resources as examples, present biographical and contextual information about the artist whose work you are copying. Include also any information you can find about the specific materials and processes that your artist used.
This research should be helpful to you as you try to understand your artist and the work that you are copying. It should also be helpful to others as well. Your posts will be read by your classmates so that they can learn about multiple old master artists, which will help them better understand how/why artists of this time period were working in the way that they did. Consider this task carefully as you design your post and write your questions.
Required elements (this is the minimum):
- Heading: AWARENESS - artist's name and birth/death dates
- 3 images: 1) of the artist, 2) of the work that you are copying, and 3) of a different work of art by the same artist.
- Credit lines for all images.
- A brief "report" (quality v. quantity)(writing & honor rules apply; cite/list your sources).
- Supporting information (videos, articles, websites, etc.) that will help explain the "who/what/where/why/how, etc." about your artist. In addition to the information presented in your report, these resources should contain information needed to answer the questions that you will write. Again, quality v. quantity: Be selective with these resources - there will likely be many to chose from, but consider the time that you will be asking your classmate to spend (for example, don't include videos that are an hour long unless you can direct them to a specific, short segment that contains the specific info. that you need them to understand).
- Three questions that, when answered, will allow for review of the artist's place in art history, their impact on the art world, and the student's ability to make meaning and find inspiration from their life and work.
LIST OF OLD MASTERS TO BE PRESENTED. If you are sharing an artist, or will be presenting Raphael again, see what you can do to dig a bit deeper into the life/work/times of the artist, beyond the basic stuff.
- Domenico Ghirlandaio: Elizabeth
- Leonardo da Vinci: Ria and Natalie
- Albrecht Dürer: Alex
- Raphael: Shreya, Rylan, and Helen
- Parmigianino: Raina
- Tiepolo: Ada
- François Boucher: Lucy, Amelia, and Maya
- Eugene Delacroix: Julianne
- Mary Cassatt: Genisus