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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

Nicholas Hilliard's 'Young Man Among Roses'

Country: United Kingdom
Century: 1500 - The 16th Century
Topic: Nicholas Hilliard
Image of the product:

Name of Author(s): Roy Strong
Name of Producer: Victoria and Albert Museum
Language/s of Product: English
Target Group: General public, historians, teachers, students 16+
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Objectives & Structure:
The site is an illustrated academic account describing one of Nicholas Hilliard’s paintings ‘Young Man Among the Roses’.
The text is from the study of this miniature in Roy Strong, 'The Cult of Elizabeth' (published in 1977).
It is a simple essay type structure with clickable enlargements of images.
Description of contents:
The contents are a detailed account of several aspects of Hilliard’s life and painting.
The most important aspect for students is the detailed analysis of the symbolism of the painting and the understanding of Elizabethan life that it reveals.
The site links to other V & A pages, most importantly ‘The Origins of Portrait Miniatures’ and ‘ Artist in Focus: Nicholas Hilliard and his Pupil Isaac Oliver’
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: good
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
Students, either individually or as a group, could explore this site to get a clearer understanding of Elizabethan times, the role of the miniaturist, Hilliard’s importance within the history of English art etc
An essential site for teachers or students to begin an in-depth study into one of Hilliard’s greatest works.
Evaluation Date: 30.06.08
Name of teacher: Stef Gabrysch
Name of School: Queen Elizabeth School
Country: UK
Subjects Taught: Art

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