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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

Caravaggio, Web gallery of art

Country: Italy
Century: 1600 - The 17th Century
Topic: Caravaggio
Image of the product:

Name of Author(s): created by Emil Kren and Daniel Marx. Dr. Emil Krén is a retired scientist in solid state physics, presently a consultant in information technology at KFKI Computer Systems Corporation, Budapest, Hungary. You can contact him at [email protected]
Name of Producer: Web Gallery of Art,
Language/s of Product: English - Hungarian
Target Group: The Web Gallery of Art is intended to be a free resource of art history primarily for students and teachers. It is a private initiative not related to any museums or art institutions, and not supported financially by any state or corporate sponsors. Howev
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Objectives & Structure:
Aspects to consider: The use of the Dual-Window View can be particularly effective for
• viewing simultaneously two images related to each other
o by the influence one exerted to the other (example)
o by being companion-pieces (example)
o by representing the same subject (example)
o by displaying different views of a three-dimensional sculpture (example)
o and so on.
• viewing simultaneously a biography and the pages of an artist (example)
• printing to the same sheet two pages (e.g. one of the above examples).
We suggest you to enhance the experience of your visit by listening classical music. Please select a musical piece matching the particular image or the art history period you are studying and play it in the background.
We are offering a large selection of MIDI files quite enjoyable for keyboard music, and a limited choice of MP3-based listenings for vocal, chamber and orchestral music. In addition, we provide a list of on-line live broadcastings and Internet radios playing mostly classical music.

Description of contents:
The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture from 12th to mid-19th centuries. It was started in 1996 as a topical site of the Renaissance art, originated in the Italian city-states of the 14th century and spread to other countries in the 15th and 16th centuries. Intending to present Renaissance art as comprehensively as possible, the scope of the collection was later extended to show its Medieval roots as well as its evolution to Baroque and Rococo via Mannerism. More recently the periods of Neoclassicism and Romanticism were also included.

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: fair
Degree and quality of interaction: good
Exploitation of the electronic potential: fair
Availability and quality of simulation exercises: poor
Quality of the evaluation tools: fair
Possibility of printing/saving material or tests: excellent
How the product could be improved?: I’ll be improve the quality of graphic interface and tools.
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
By using the search feature you can find pictures from the collection satisfying certain requirements. The search can be performed either by typing search strings into one or several search boxes, or selecting an item from the roll down lists. Explanation of the search form as well as search tips and help for advanced search are available.

Comments about this product

Date: 2009.01.27

Posted by Samuele Dalbasio

Message: I am an art teacher who is particularly interested in Caravaggio and Baroque art.
I give my contribution signaling two interesting web sources. I am sorry for the not italian collegues because the web sites are only in italian .
The first web site present Caravaggio life and formation as well as his works with several good images.
The second web site provide material on italian baroque art with specific information on the painting, architecture and sculpture of the period.

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