Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre
This site focuses on paintings, posters, and other works by Lautrec depicting the decadent spirit and bohemian life of this hilltop working-class district on the outskirts of Paris at the turn of the 20th century. A special web feature discusses Montmartre celebrities, cafes and cabarets, brothels, and circuses portrayed by Lautrec (1864-1901), as well as his first lithograph -- the poster that made him an overnight sensation.
Triumph of the Baroque, Architecture in Europe (1600-1750)
This site presents two centuries of European architectural history and explores the most famous architects of the baroque era. Learn how painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape, and urban planning during this era converged to produce buildings and structures with a heightened sense of drama and power.
Virtue and Beauty
This site features nearly a dozen portraits of women in Florence created between 1440 and 1540. These paintings, marble sculptures, medals, and drawings reflect a time when subjects in art expanded to include not only rulers and their consorts but also women of the merchant class.
This site provides a brief history of painting in Britain during the 18th and 19th centuries, when English artists began developing their own styles in marine, allegorical, and landscape painting. Paintings are organized in online tours of British conversation pieces and portraits, landscapes of Constable and Turner, the Royal Academy of Art, British and American grand manner portraits, and British and American history paintings.
Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945
During and directly after World War I, four great empires (Germany, Austro-Hungary, Russia, and the Ottomans) crumbled precipitously, to be replaced by more than one dozen fledgling nation-states. The largely agrarian, in some cases semifeudal, societies of central Europe were thrust nearly overnight into crises of civil war, unemployment, or inflation — and beyond these crises into a world propelled by mass media and consumer economies. Becoming modern was attractive but also anxiety-provokin
Mary Cassatt -- The Color Prints, 1889-1894
Cassatt is well known for her perceptive depictions of women and children. Explore Little Girl in a Blue Armchair.
Heroes and Heroines
Teachers can use this lesson to introduce or examine in depth the concept of heroism through discussions of heroic actions and character.Students will look at images of military, religious, political, and everyday heroes and heroines and discuss their lives and the effects of their deeds. For the purposes of this lesson, heroes are defined as figures who have great strength and ability and are admired for their achievements. They may risk or sacrifice their lives for others or may be noted for s
Art and Ecology
Artists are often particularly keen observers and precise recorders of the physical conditions of the natural world. As a result, paintings can be good resources for learning about ecology. Teachers can use this lesson to examine with students the interrelationship of geography, natural resources, and climate and their effects on daily life. It also addresses the roles students can take in caring for the environment. Students will look at paintings that represent cool temperate, warm temperate,
BRUSHster is an online painting machine for all ages. This shockwave interactive includes more than forty brushes and customizable size, transparency, texture, and stroke options. A rainbow palette, along with a toolbox of special effects that blur, ripple, smudge, blend, and fragment your designs help make BRUSHster a full-feature painting program. You can save up to eight paintings as you work, which makes it easy to backtrack if you change your mind. Saved images will remain active and "re-pa
This is an exhibit that features the works of French artists who painted in the time of Napoleon. With the revolution, French painting resumed its moral and political purpose and embraced the style known as neoclassicism. After 1789, artists increasingly sought noble themes of public virtue and personal sacrifice from the history of ancient Greece or Rome.
This simulation shows different wood joints for the construction of a chair and table. It also includes a loading test.
Transportation Fuels Rock Performances
This activity encourages student creativity and enhances their presentation skills while teaching about conventional and alternative transportation fuels. In this cooperative learning activity, student groups research conventional and alternative fuels and then write and perform their own rock song.
Art Within Math
Watch this short video and try to identify the location of the sculptures. Then see how art and these sculptures relate to the science of mathematics.
Financial Aid for Students
This is a place to find help for every state of the financial aid process, whether you're in school or out of school. The site helps you apply for financial aid over the Internet and find out about scholarships, college costs, and college admissions information. It is also a gateway to other funding resources.
Universe of Music, Fall 2007
An introduction to the infinite universe of music from its origins to the present, this course investigates the role of instruments, culture, myth and science in the evolution of music. Illustrations through the medium of the World Wide Web present the concept of music as both communication of ideas and expression of feelings in diverse musical traditions of the world.
Imagining the French Revolution: Depictions of the French Revolutionary Crowd
Imaging the French Revolution—an experiment in digital scholarship—is organized in three sections. In , seven scholars— selected for their previous work on revolutionary images—analyze forty-two images of crowds and crowd violence in the French Revolution, a shared on-line archive that provided the starting point for the project. Offering the most relevant examples and comments from an on-line forum that took place during the summer of 2003, highlights an effort by those same scholars t
We need to draw storyboards for this movie. Storyboards are very important. First, you should sketch out very simple storyboards called "Thumbnail Storyboards". In the next lesson, you will create 3D storyboards using the free demo version of FrameForge Studio 3D. Later, we will turn your storyboards into a test movie called an "animatic".
The Storyboard Artwork Project
In this project, you create educational materials for schools. If you like to draw human figures or if you have Poser or DAZ Studio, you can join. The artwork that you will create in this project turns Tux Paint into a storyboarding program. The artwork is a human figure viewed from many angles. Once you have drawn the artwork, you mask the figures so they can be used as "stamps" in Tux Paint for kids to create storyboards for motion pictures. These special stamps allow Tux Paint to work like a
Learning the Basics of Filmmaking
The purpose of this course is to learn how to make a short motion picture starting with pre-production. As we walk through all the steps of making this movie, you will prepare yourself for entering film school.
Learning about Camera Lenses
In this lesson, you will learn that: A wide angle lens creates a mood which is cold and distant. A telephoto lens creates a mood which is very warm, comfortable and close. A neutral lens (half way between a telephoto and a wide angle) creates a neutral, almost boring scene. When you create the 3D storyboards for Seduced by the Dark Side!, the camera must help you create many moods. Therefore we need to learn what moods are possible with lenses.