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Title of Product:

Daniel Chodowiecki- the eminent and famous illustrator

Country: Poland
Century: 1700 - The 18th Century
Topic: Daniel Chodowiecki- the eminent and famous illustrator
Name of Author(s): Net information source dedicted to culture: “”
Name of Producer: Net information source dedicted to culture: “”
Language/s of Product: Polish
Target Group: General audience
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Availability of community:
Objectives & Structure:
Aspects to consider:
- The Website presents the artist ‘s specific style of observing human characters
- Students learn to catch the character’s drawing postures and the rhythmical harmony of his graphics
- The drawing and graphics school, the melody and contributions of the Polish sketchbook
- Possibility of imitating the sketches by students- e.g. in a formula of postcards, occasional cards, etc.
Description of contents:
Daniel Chodowiecki (1726, Gdansk- 1801, Berlin) was a son of the Polish Noblesse’s representative and a French Hugenotte.
He was a drawer, graphic designer and painter. His teacher of painting, graphics, and drawing was Bernhard Rode, the director of the Berlin Academy of Art. The first Chodowiecki’s success was the collection of illustrations to the theatre adaptation of “Minna von Barnhelm” (by Lessing). Chodowiecki was an exceptionally skilful observer of the temporary life. He did not ever leave aside his sketchbook. He registered the home and street scenes, accidentally noticed situations, characteristic archetypes of humans. Very soon, he became the most famous and required illustrator in Berlin, and he could cooperate with eminent editors. An important event in his life was his horse journey from Berlin to Gdansk in 1773. Just then, there appeared the fabulous series of 108 drawings by pencil, sanguine pencil and stylus. 6 years later, he became the director of the Academy of Art in Berlin, and he converted it to one of the most modern and buoyant respective institutions of that time.
Many times, his artistic choice concerned the themes connected with Poland. He was an author of many portraits of the eminent Polish personages and of the graphic designs presenting the selected stages of the history of Poland.

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: good
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 can simplify the epoch’s occurrences in a kind of very familiar drawing manners- the students may develop their own observer- type’s capacities and competencies.

- The students catch the ideas very skilfully, soon adapting them to their own artistic needs and requirements.
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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