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Re: artsednet-digest V2 #1255

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RWilk85411
Sun, 21 Feb 1999 09:41:36 EST


In a message dated 2/21/99 2:51:12 AM Eastern Standard Time,
mmprice writes:

<< Would anybody like to tell me why art history is important in teaching
art? >>
1. It helps students establish their place in the stream of things. There have
been more artists than the four turtles and Van Gogh. In fact, there have been
and are millions of artists working in a variety of media and styles. Ergo,
there is no one answer to, "What is art?"
2. It is difficult to understand the present without some knowledge of the
past.
3. It helps to provide students with examples created by others of what you
are doing with them at the present.
4. It provides more value to your class for those who are so ignorant as to
not know the reasons for students studying seriously in the visual arts.

Someone help me out here. It is early and I have only had one cup of coffee.
It takes at least three more and a few more hours of being awake to reach
consciousness.
Reatha