ERIC Number: ED390746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Contemporary Art and Culture: A Resource Kit.
J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY.
Abstract expressionism was the first art movement of international importance to have its roots in the United States. This movement stressed the role of art as a method of individual expression. Abstract expressionist paintings are usually non-representational and some elements of their production have been left to chance. Individual artist's styles and techniques were quite diverse. This classroom resource kit contains a presentation for 10 slides representing abstract expressionist artworks found in the permanent collection of the J. B. Speed Art Museum (Kentucky), a teacher's manual, and an evaluation sheet. Reference sheets for each of the featured artworks, given in the manual, identify the artist and artwork, provide background information, sample questions to help initiate classroom discussion, references to other artworks for comparison and contrast, and additional resources. Topics, and slides presented are: (1) "About the Exploration of a Single Image" (Untitled); (2) "About Environmental Awareness" (New Figuration); (3) "About Color Interval" (Half Lemon); (4) "About Photo-Realism" (Silverware); (5) "About Stylistic Growth" (Situation); (6) "About the Influence of Political Climate on Artistic Styles" (Vietnam); (7) "About Human Form as a Metaphor for the Landscape" (Reclining Figure: Angles); (8) "About Art as a Reflection of Social Conscience" (Priscilla Johnson); (9) "About Art as an Expression of Spirituality" (Merging Presences); and (10) "About a Methodical Approach to Painting" (Chocorua II). The manual also includes a "Preface," which introduces the kit's theme; "Questioning Strategies," which offer an interactive approach to exploring the artworks; a "Glossary"; a "List of Slides"; and a 10-item "Bibliography." (MM)
Descriptors: Art, Art Criticism, Art Education, Art History, Art Materials, Art Products, Artists, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Questioning Techniques
J. B. Speed Art Museum, P.O. Box 2600, Louisville, KY 40201-2650 ($25 per packet/$28 if mailed; slides also available).
Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Gheens Foundation, Inc., Louisville, KY.
Authoring Institution: J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky (Louisville)