Two of my loves in life are art and geography; and, it seems, there are others that share my passions. An increasing number of artists are incorporating the themes of geography into their art. Meet a few during American Artist Appreciation Month! Valerie Ostenak Celebrating nature, celebrating the diversity of things that are growing, I’m part of the creative part of the universe. Valerie Ostenak … Continue reading Art and Geography
ARTS Newly discovered 38,000-year-old cave art predates the French post-Impressionist art form. (Smithsonian) What else was going on in those French caves? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Smithsonian article describes carvings on newly discovered stones “prehistoric Pointillism.” What is Pointillism? Read through this great wonder-of-the-day from the good folks at Wonderopolis for some … Continue reading Prehistoric Pointillism?
ARTS Art historians have tentatively identified two handsome, naked men riding triumphantly on ferocious panthers as the only surviving bronze sculptures by the Renaissance giant Michelangelo. (The Guardian) Use our beautiful historical map of Italy to put the Renaissance in context. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas According to the Guardian article, the so-called “Rothschild … Continue reading ‘New’ Michelangelo Sculptures Identified
ARTS The British Museum has lent one of the so-called “Elgin Marbles” to Russia. What are the Elgins, what is cultural repatriation, and why is this such a controversy? (The Telegraph) Use our resources to better understand cultural repatriation. Should the statues be returned to Greece? Scroll down to vote! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion … Continue reading Everything about the Elgins