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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

BBC Interview with Barbara Hepworth

Country: United Kingdom
Century: 1900 - The 20th Century
Topic: Henry Moore & Barbara Hepworth
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Name of Author(s): BBC
Name of Producer: BBC
Language/s of Product: English
Target Group: General public, Art teachers, students 14+
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Objectives & Structure:
The site has a sound clip of Barbara Hepworth talking about her work and the influences on it. There are also links to other interviews with 20th century British sculptors.
Description of contents:
The artist talks about the influence of the Cornish light and landscape on her work.
There is also a brief descriptive text which can be read as background to her life and a list of key works. Another clickable menu opens up audio interviews with other sculptors like Anthony Caro, Tony Cragg, Elisabeth Frink, Anthony Gormley and Richard Long.
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: good
Degree and quality of interaction: good
Possibility of printing/saving material or tests: good
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
The information contained on the site can be used directly by students to open up an interest in primary sources and look for the connections with the artist’s work itself.
This is an accessible and useful site for developing ideas and information about Barbara Hepworth and starting to explore her relationship with other 20th century sculptors.
Evaluation Date: 30.06.08
Name of teacher: Sam Tinkler
Name of School: Southfield Technology College
Country: UK
Subjects Taught: Art

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