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Re: The Importance of Art History

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Larry Cox (L_J_Cox)
Thu, 21 Jan 1999 17:41:43 -0700

I deal with young children and feel that they can only assimilate so much on
art history. So I incorporate a few Picasso facts with a Picasso abstract
drawing, a few Matisse facts with a cut-out project, etc...I feel that it is
worthwhile. L in NM
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From: Ariann D Veenstra <arianndv>
To: <>
Date: Thursday, January 21, 1999 2:27 PM
Subject: The Importance of Art History

>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.
>Ariann Veenstra
>Senior, Art Major
>Goshen College, IN