ERIC Number: ED023348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Preparation of a Library of Taped Interviews with American Artists, on Problems of Professional Concern, as Resource Material for Faculty and Students of Art on the Level of Higher Education. Final Report.
Fortess, Karl E.
The objective of this study was to develop a library of taped interviews with contemporary American painters, sculptors and graphic artists. Seventy-nine interviews were collected, their value being based on the assumptions that the medium of the taped interview would increase the quality and frequency of contact between art student and accomplished artist and develop a reusable teaching resource that would provide more of these in-depth contacts. Questions dealt with the artist's background and training, societal identifications, work patterns, interests, influences, teaching experiences and opinions of contemporary trends. To evaluate the interviews, 150 art students gave verbal responses to a scaled questionnaire. Results indicated that the tapes contributed to informational backgrounds, were a stimuli to further experiences, provided an insight into one's own problems as an art student, into one's work patterns, motivations, and the rule of the artist in contemporary society. (CS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA. School of Fine and Applied Arts.