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Title of Product:

Maja Berezowska- an eminence in satire and caricature

Country: Poland
Century: 1900 - The 20th Century
Topic: Maja Berezowska- an eminence in satire and caricature
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Language/s of Product: Polish
Target Group: General audience
Overall Evaluation: excellent
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Objectives & Structure:
Aspects to consider:
- The Website illustrates the artistic manners evidenced in the Artist's collections
- The students learn the non conventional, original focuses related to feelings, human behaviours, kinds of ecstasy revealed in caricatures and free sketches
- Polish caricatures, the artistic collections of drawings, etc. evidenced in the regular Polish press
- Possibility of editing an illustrated diary, the pattern being the artist's exposure
Description of contents:
Maja Berezowska was an eminent Polish painter, graphic designer, caricaturist and scene painter.
Before the II World War she got famous because of the subtle graphics showing off erotic themes. The climax of human feelings and the acts of physical love were the permanent motives of her artistic records through all her life. The pictures of characters in non conventional figures were widely observed in her collections. Till 1939 the popular satirical weekly newspapers were entailing her caricatures, drawings and illustrations. During the socialism's period in Poland she illustrated several books: mainly that were poetic collections, satirical sets, drawings entailed in the chess books. After her death there started to appear the collected editions of her drawings and watercolours.
A peculiar case was the matter of her caricatures' cycle dedicated to Hitler- namely “The Love Affairs of the Sweet Adolf”, that appeared in Paris. The German Embassy in Paris stood up in a opposition to that, proving it was a matter of the political insult, however Maja succeeded to win her case in the court. Later, during the war she had to get through the concentration camp Ravensbruck, happily avoiding death despite the former sentence.

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
Availability and quality of simulation exercises: excellent
Quality of the evaluation tools: excellent
Possibility of printing/saving material or tests: excellent
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
- The website help the students to wander along the way of the closer at caricatures, drawings and the subtle side of a satire and eroticism
- Students can transform their visions among the certain demonstration of physical, or vivid aspect of the human' s behaviour, action, act, etc.
- The website spread wide the related observations' frames and emphasise the universal vividness of the day to day language of art and its instruments
Evaluation Date: 01.09.2008.
Name of teacher: Michał Seroczyński
Name of School: CKU Sopot
Country: Poland
Subjects Taught: Fine Arts

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