Before I start ranting and raving, I'd like to say that I have been
following the discussions about replicating art of other cultures with
much interest. I teach art, and integrate art history into some of my
lessons, as many of you do...(remember me- art history research paper
person?!) I've been printing out many of your thoughts, they are
OK- I need some help.....I have posted my question on a few other
listserv's, still gathering "data"....I have 34 replies, wanting more!!
Here is the text of a reply I got today. I know how I want to reply,
(!@#$%^&*!!!) but thought you could maybe help me with a few choice
phrases to help this poor man!!!
"Why are you teaching art history to elementary school children? I can't
think of anything more deadly to the love of art than "art history"--
especially before any notion of "history" has occurred to one, which
includes all elementary school children. Teach art, not art history. Art
history is what bureaucrats do (ie graduate students)"
He obviously received many uninspired hours of "art in the dark" type
art history- if at all. I should post his e-mail and sic all 900 of you
on him, but I don't want to get nasty! I want to make him UNDERSTAND!!
Frustrated in NC....Sara