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>Would anyone care to comment on:
>Why you feel art history is a vital part of art education?
>I am trying to work through this idea myself, and would like to hear your
>opinion on the matter. Is it really neccessary to include instruction on
>art history? Are students influenced by the works that you show for a
>particular lesson? Should students be shown "masterpieces", or does that
>make them feel inadiquate with their own art? Should we include art
>history at the bachelor's and master's degree level of training for studio
>artists? Let me know what you think.
>Senior, Art Major
>Goshen College, IN