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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

The National Gallery Collection: The Fighting Temeraire

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

Name of Author(s): The National Gallery
Name of Producer: The National Gallery
Language/s of Product: English
Target Group: General Public, teachers, students 11+
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Objectives & Structure:
The site offers detailed access to and analysis of one of Turner’s most important works. There are some excellent interpretive sections, interactive areas and useful teacher’s materials. These are all selectable from a separate menu and many images and pieces of information are downloadable.
Description of contents:
The title page (see above) indexes the site clearly and sets out a range of options including:
• A brief text describing the painting
• The facility to zoom in on the picture
• A link to an animated interpretation of the work
• A section called ‘Painting of the Month’ that explores the content and process of the work in more detail
• An audio guide suitable for older students explaining Turner’s painting techniques and methods
• Links to other works by Turner in the National Gallery
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::
Teachers and students, either individually or as a group, could explore this site to undertake an in-depth study of one of Turner’s key works.
It has a particular focus on his painting technique and use of oil paint but would also allow students to set the work in an historical and social context.

An excellent site for teachers or students to begin a study into Turner.
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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