Talking about art exams.....
Has anyone seen the movie starring Kirk Douglas as Vincent van Gogh? I
thought it might be something for my Painting I students to watch in
addition to the test. I know it's an old movie, but I'm wondering if it is
an honest representation of what van Gogh was really like???
Thanks in advance!
----- Original Message -----
From: brenda jones <oxydol>
To: ArtsEdNet Talk <artsednet>
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2000 9:18 PM
Subject: Re: art exam
> A while back there was a thread on art finals. Just thought I would share,
> finally, in response. I usually have something that the students write
> and something that they create. This year I was really behind in where I
> wanted them to be. I usually structure second semester along chronological
> historical periods and have related projects. Being very behind (not too
> worried because I'll have most of these students again next year and can
> up then) I decided to talk with them about surrealism a few days in
> advance...slides, poetry, etc. We talked about the exquisite corpse drinks
> wine and the works of Tristan Tsara (sp), Rimbaud and the chance meeting
> umbrella and sewing machine on an operating table, etc. Their "creating"
> of the final was to draw four random words from a box and use the two
> incorporate the content of the words into a painting, drawing, etc. (the
> were cut from magazines, so they could actually use the physical words in
> art if they wanted). It was great. Most of them really got into it, after
> complaining about the words they were stuck with. These are ninth and
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