ERIC Number: ED390748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Approaches for Looking at Art: A Resource Kit.
J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY.
Using different approaches when viewing art is critical because it provokes the viewer to go beyond a cursory glance and the influence of the historical period, and the influence of the culture in which it was created. In this resource kit three approaches to looking at art are examined including the examination of the elements of art, the sensory, and the aesthetic methods. The kit contains a presentation for 10 slides representing artworks found in the permanent collection of the J. B. Speed Museum (Kentucky), a teacher's manual, and an evaluation sheet. The elements of art are explored through topics and works by the following artists: (1) "About the Effect of the Color on the Viewer" (Fauve Landscape); (2) "About the Effect of Shapes in the Composition" (Interior with Woman in Red Dress); (3) "About Simplified Line in Sculpture" (Mademoiselle Pogany); and (4) "About Implied Texture" (Portrait of Madame Adelaide de France, Daughter of Louis XV). The sensory approach is used to investigate: (5) "About the Sense of Taste" (Still Life); (6) "About the Sense of Smell" (Floral Still Life); and (7) "About the Sense of Feeling" (View of Leiden). Cultural aesthetic understanding is examined in: (8) "About Cultural Style" (The God Thoth with Ibis Head); (9) "About Spirituality" (Ceremonial Antelope Dance Headdress); and (10) "About Aesthetic Considerations" (Woman's Dress). The manual includes a "Preface"; "Questioning Strategies"; a "Resource Sheet" for each image providing background information and offering sample questions for initiating classroom discussion; a"Glossary"; a "List of Slides"; and a 10-item "Bibliography." (MM)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Art, Art Criticism, Art Education, Artists, Cognitive Processes, Critical Thinking, Critical Viewing, Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Questioning Techniques, Sensory Experience, Visual Arts
J. B. Speed Art Museum, P.O. Box 2600, Louisville, KY 40201-2650 ($25 per packet/$28 if mailed; slides are 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)