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Re: Teaching the merits of abstract art

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BluesTruth_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Fri Mar 09 2001 - 17:46:12 PST


I find it very difficult to teach abstract art history to kids. It's easy to
teach the kids about the Impressionists as well as the traditional stuff, but
abstract...I always get the weird comments from the kids! Examples:
Kandinsky, Klee, Pollock or the nonobjective artists such as Barnett Newman,
Ellsworth Kelly or Robert Motherwell. I went to a seminar yesterday with
other art colleagues and I brought this subject up. And do you know what
their answer was? Most said they AVOID teaching it!!
Does anyone else have this problem? What is your approach and/solution?
Jill (BT)

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