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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

Comparison Constable Turner

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

Name of Author(s): Gymnasiums der Stadt Meschede
Name of Producer: Gymnasiums der Stadt Meschede
Language/s of Product: German or English
Target Group: Students 14+
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Objectives & Structure:
Open site available in both German and English written by, and aimed at, 12th Grade students. The site offers an interesting comparison of the two English artists Constable and Turner and a good bibliography to take research further.
Description of contents:
The site is an essay and bullet-pointed comparative analysis of key differences between the artists.
It also has a good bibliography and links to websites about British Painters of the Romantic Era; John Constable sites; Turner sites; and Philosophical, Social, Literary and Cultural background themes about Romanticism in Germany and England.
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: fair
Possibility of printing/saving material or tests: poor
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
Teachers and students, either individually or as a group, could explore this site to start a comparative study of Constable and Turner’s works.
It also allows students to set the work in the historical and social context of European Romanticism.
It would form a good basis for students to undertake their own comparative studies of specific paintings by the different artists or lead to further study into the art and literature of this period.

A highly relevant and excellently pitched site for school use.
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

Comments about this product

Date: 2009.05.29

Posted by Teodora Zeia, National School of Arts "Dobri Hristov"-Varna, Bulgaria

Message: There are no samples neither of Turner’s, nor of Constable’s masterpieces in the comparison at, either. I find the comparison interesting, well-arranged, comprehensive in a few words and very accurate. If there were any reproductions to illustrate the text, the effect on audience would be much more stronger and the article could be very helpful when introducing English Art to students.

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