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ERIC Number: ED338549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Thinking about Art History as an Inquiry Course.
Fitzpatrick, Virginia
An inquiry method for learning art history assumes that students will be more interested if they conduct their own research about artists, works of art, and cultures. The collection of the following types of information will help guide their inquiry: description of the work of art, techniques and materials used, where the artist lived, purpose of the artist or patron, education of the artist and influential teachers, culture at the time of creation, and other things or events that influenced the artist. Students can locate some of this information in traditional art textbooks but other methods can encourage them to look further. Files should be created using magazine/newspaper articles, reproductions of works of art, museum catalogs, and leaflets. These files can be expanded to by the students. Study of art history also can be correlated with other subjects including social studies and language arts. (KM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A