to related information.
|We are who we are because of the influences which have shaped
us, and because of what we have done with those influences. This effort is dedicated
to an examination of some of those influences.
Whenever we undertake a study of art history, we seek to develop in three areas:
The first gathers information about the artists and their works. Who did it? What is is called?
The second strives to understand the setting. Why did the artist choose that subject and treat it in that way?
The third is entirely subjective and rests with the viewer alone.
We'll try to grow in all three areas through these pages.
These units follow the order they are taught in the Watertown High School curriculum. Although there is some logic to this arrangement, we would be the first to admit that it is, at times, arbitrary at best.
Yes, some of the anecdotal accounts may be more fiction than fact.
This project continues to be a work in progress.
= check out something interesting
= aid to remember artist (most often quite stupid)
= sample quiz
owned by National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston