Tag: art

Does art change us?

Does art change us?

We’ll investigate this question in both a modern and historical context via the learning helper linked HERE

Tom Robbins On Art

Tom Robbins On Art

Tom Robbins is a bit like Kurt Vonnegut–only he believes humanity is beautiful. He’s written many best selling works; two of my favorites being Still Life With Woodpecker and Jitterbug Perfume. Though he mostly writes fiction, at times he dabbles in an essay of social commentary or […]

What makes a classic? An investigation into quality

What makes a classic? An investigation into quality

    In order to investigate how QUALITY is assessed and determined within the arts, I want you to contemplate which pieces of contemporary art will become future “classics” !  Check out the activity details below: What Makes a Classic: Assessing Quality in Art

Oh you fancy huh?

Oh you fancy huh?

Read the study below by researchers at University College (London) regarding MRI scans in response to viewing art: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/8500012/Brain-scans-reveal-the-power-of-art.html After reading, consider the following:  Does this make art more worthwhile as a pursuit in your mind? Does this legitimize art as a human endeavor? What […]

What is Art?

What is Art?

What is Art? This will be a central question as we explore this area of knowledge.  To frame our future conversations, open the linked PDF below, and discuss with a partner whether each of the items listed is indeed art or not! Art or NO?