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Re: [teacherartexchange] What are your TOP TEN images kids should know?

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From: Woody Duncan (woodyduncan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Jul 13 2005 - 13:28:14 PDT


What age range are these images for ? That make a real difference.
Actually I am opposed to setting a list of either 10 or 100 important
art historical images students should know. When Getty started to
promote DBAE years ago, they kept asking art educators for a list of
the 100 important images. Most educators I know rebelled at the idea.
Why limit a teachers range when there are an unlimited number of
images to choose from ? If classroom teachers, rather than specialists,
are delivering the curriculum then the list is useful. But then it's
like teaching to the test rather than expanding what should be a
limitless education. Think about it and respond.
                        Woody's Two Cents Worth

I left a classroom with literally hundreds and hundreds of "exemplars"
for my successor to utilize. I hope she continues to add to the c
collection and gives away those she has little use for. Art is too
broad a subject to put limits on.

Deborah Kaye wrote:
> Hi Group,
>
> One of the other art ed lists is coming up with their TOP TEN images
> kids should know. We have tried to come up with some before on this
> list...but I can not find it in the archives.
>
> Here are some of my images/artists
>
> Leonardo da Vinci - Mona Lisa
> Michelangelo - Sistine Chapel (or David - or Pieta)
> Monet - Water lilies
> Van Gogh - Starry Night
> Picasso - Guernica (or another cubist work)
> Matisse - any cut paper (what you pick?)
> Grant Wood - American Gothic
> Andy Warhol - Soup Can
>
> Add to this list.... keep in mind, these should also be ones that
> affordable prints are available to purchase.
>
> If you could only use ten images in your elementary (or middle school)
> program what would those images be?
>
> I did find this old list that was posted.... but it has way more than ten:
> http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/Files/artists.htm
> TeacherArtExchange archives is great!
>
> In my mind...pick ten art teachers.... and you will get ten different
> top ten lists of prints/images
>
> Deborah

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