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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

Conversations on Reclining Figure

Country: United Kingdom
Century: 1900 - The 20th Century
Topic: Henry Moore & Barbara Hepworth
Image of the product:

Name of Author(s): The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Name of Producer: The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Language/s of Product: English
Target Group: General Public, teachers, students 11+
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Availability of community:
This is an open site which contains a downloadable PDF file for general classroom use.
Objectives & Structure:
The site is produced by the Art Gallery of Western Australia, “with the aim of making art more accessible”.
It is a 2 page, illustrated PDF file.
Description of contents:
Page one is a very simple and clear introduction to Moore’s work and development.
Page two focuses on his piece ‘Reclining Figure’ of which there are other copies in USA, UK and Germany. There are some useful starting points for student discussion.
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: excellent
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
The site is a downloadable PDF file that would provide a useful starting point for a teacher to print out and give to students beginning a study of Henry Moore.
There might have been more open questions but a teacher can add these and students undertake individual or group work exploring a piece of Moore’s sculpture that they have visited.
This is a student-friendly site for early discussion of Henry Moore.
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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