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Title of Product:

The art of XV century: the tryptick In the Matejko’s House in Cracow

Country: Poland
Century: 1400 - The 15th Century
Topic: The art of XV century: the tryptick In the Matejko’s House in Cracow
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Name of Author(s): Tadeusz Chrzanowski
Name of Producer: Net periodic: “”
Language/s of Product: Polish
Target Group: General audience
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Availability of community:
Objectives & Structure:
Aspects to consider:
- The website demonstrates the examples of joining the styles in the respected artefact
- Students gather additional abilities of more vivid, dynamical observation through the complex, multilateral expression
- Stages’ expression, the manners of glorifying and adorning the characters- through emphasis in composition, geometry, symmetry, “breaking” colours and other mediums
- Possibility of clearing out the figurative puzzles through considerations set in the epoch and understanding how the related masterpieces appealed to the audience through adjusted figurative intersection

Description of contents:
In Polish Malopolska in XV century we can discover- stylistically mature- distinctive paintings. It does not mean that the separate masterpieces are stylistically pure- quite on the contrary- they are influence by the phenomenon of combining certain various tendencies- which was precisely analyzed by the thematic specialists. It was strongly rooted the “soft style” tradition and the changeably stepping forward history of the “broken style”. Various artistically aroused impulses resulted in some visional consequences.
The oldest wholly gothic example of the board painting in Malopolska is probably the triple form found in the Matejko’s House in Cracow. Its origin is not clearly known. The composition is based on axes, symmetry, in the middle stage it exposes the triangle constituted by the figure of Madonna with young Jesus on the throne . They are adored by the Angels’ chorus. On the wings of the whole composition, we can find two holly patrons who introduce to the central stage two kneeling funders. The portraits are wholly imaginative, bordered to the sexes’ recognition- more by the clothes of the characters presented than by their bodies. The exclusiveness of the Beautiful Madonnas’ Style is mostly emphasized here by the methodology of marking their heads- in a shape of triangles, with high foreheads and thoughtful postures. The colours are a little bit apparently disharmonious – the gold matches the strawberry colour related red and the rust green. Those trends were widely presents in the sculptures’ convention of that epoch. It is observed the tendency of the “soft style’s” evolving in time, that made an impression of the tradition’s further contemplation.
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 gives possibility of combining some aspects of artistic significance together, the purpose being the artistic concept and its mirrored expressions

- The students discover the tendencies of figurative actions in the artistic allegories and their strictly directed cultural adaptation
Evaluation Date: 01.09.2008.
Name of teacher: Ewa Bajon
Name of School: Primary School Number 8
Country: Poland
Subjects Taught: Fine Arts

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