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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

Boyana church online articles

Country: Bulgaria
Century: 1200 - The 13th Century
Topic: Byzantine art, Turnovo art school
Image of the product:

Name of Author(s): Lozinka Koinova-Arnaudova Vasil Kitov
Language/s of Product: English
Target Group: General public
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Availability of community:
static articles, no community
Objectives & Structure:
These articles give detailed and analytical information about the Boyana church as an architectural monument and the frescos and their artistic value. The authors are well known archaeologists and historians with deep knowledge of the artistic and archaeological developments which have taken place on Bulgarian territory.
The site does not require special learning skills and is very good self-learning item.

The provided information can be incorporated into a training course, which, due to the good historic, architectural and artistic references can provide the learners with comprehensive knowledge of the art at the Boyana church.
Description of contents:
Introduction with images of Archangel Cabriel (First Church, northern wall), Warrior - saint (First Church, southern wall), The Boyana Church, a general view from the northeast
Architectural and Artistic design of the Medieval Churches and Their Significance - part I
Architectural and Artistic design of the Medieval Churches and Their Significance - part II
The Creators of The Boyana Church
The Art Techniques
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: fair
Exploitation of the electronic potential: fair
Availability and quality of simulation exercises: poor
Quality of the evaluation tools: poor
Possibility of printing/saving material or tests: excellent
How the product could be improved?: Further reading material, new images with better quality and new links to external materials are the quickest and easiest way of improving the material.
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
This web-site is suitable to be used with the students. Its contents can be used for discussions as well as for autonomous learning. Besides, it provides official and comprehensive information delivered by prominent Bulgarian scientists.
The high evaluation given is due to the prominence of the scientists who have done the analysis and presented it online. The content is good to be used as a base supported by additional documents and images.
Evaluation Date: 14 May 2008
Name of teacher: Elena Marinova Haralambieva
Name of School: 106 school Ā«Grigorii TzamblakĀ»
Country: Bulgaria
Subjects Taught: fine arts

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