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Title of Product:

Maria Sibylla Merian (1647 – 1717) Die Forschungsreisende, Wissenschaftlerin und Künstlerin

Country: Germany
Century: 1600 - The 17th Century
Topic: Maria Sibylla Merian
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Name of Author(s): Adrian Diaco
Name of Producer: Adrian Diaco
Language/s of Product: German
Target Group: students of secondary schools, students of art-history, people interested in Biology
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Objectives & Structure:
This work is a theses of a student (subject: Biology).

The life and work of M.S. Merian are described and interpreted, in both artistic and scientific respect.
Description of contents:
It consists of the following chapters:
1. Maria Sibylla Merian (1647 - 1717): An Artist and Researcher of "Baroque"

2. The life-History of Maria Sibylla Merians
2.1 Her Childhood
2.2 Her Marriage with Graff
2.3 Her Travel to Suriname

2.4 Her last years in Amsterdam
2.5 Summary
3. Her Works
3.1 something general about her works and technique
3.2 The book of flowers

3.3 The book of caterpillars

3.4 Her Study-book
3.5 The book of insects (Suriname-book)

4. CV of MS Merian

5. Literature
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: fair
Exploitation of the electronic potential: poor
Availability and quality of simulation exercises: poor
Quality of the evaluation tools: poor
Possibility of printing/saving material or tests: poor
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
This site can be used to get some more informations about the artist. Here you will find details of the life of M.S. Merian in a chronological order, together with the artistic developments she made.
Though the artist was not only artist but also researcher this database is worth while to be studied if interested in the subject "Biology".
This source is not meant to be used as learning material for secondary-school-students. Therefore it wont´t meet the requirements for such materials. But nevertheless it is an excellent source to get comprehensive information about the artists life and work.
Evaluation Date: 16.9.2008
Name of teacher: CER
Name of School: CER
Country: Germany

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