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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

Tate Schools Online: John Constable

Country: United Kingdom
Century: 1800 - The 19th Century
Topic: John Constable & Joseph Mallord William Turner
Image of the product:

Name of Author(s): Tate Gallery
Name of Producer: Tate Gallery
Language/s of Product: English and one item available in French
Target Group: Teachers, students 11+
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Objectives & Structure:
This is a site produced for teachers and students based on three major exhibitions of Constable’s work. It is an excellent, simple and useful introductory site that is easy to use and open to downloads and prints. The intention of the site is to provide information about the artist and the Tate Gallery exhibitions.
There is a title page with a series of clickable options which expand the information available about each exhibition resources.
Description of contents:
The 3 main sections are:
• A Picture of Britain – an exhibition catalogue covering images shown in a Television series about the British landscape.
• Constable to Delacroix – an assessment of the influence of Britain on French Art (French version available).
• Constable: The Great landscapes – a comprehensive teacher’s pack for this important exhibition.
For each section there are printable notes including an introduction to the exhibition, detailed examination of artwork, cross-curricular themes, discussion points, links and activities.

Evaluation and Comments:
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Clarity of structure, logical sequence of contents: excellent
Usability / easiness of navigation: excellent
The website is interesting / stimulating: excellent
Educational and learning value: excellent
Quality and relevancy of content: excellent
Compatibility of the content with the target group: excellent
Suitability and quality of graphic interface: excellent
Degree and quality of interaction: excellent
Exploitation of the electronic potential: excellent
Possibility of printing/saving material or tests: excellent
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
Students, either individually or as a group, could explore this site as an introduction to the artist and some of his work but, most usefully, the site provides excellent teacher resources.
It is a good site to place Constable’s work into the context of art and social history and start to examine his trans-national importance.

An excellent site for teachers or students to begin a study into John Constable.
Evaluation Date: 30.06.08
Name of teacher: Emma Brown, David Graham
Name of School: Holly Lodge Girl’s College
Country: UK
Subjects Taught: Art

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