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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

Online matrials for the Tryavna art school and the icon-painters /zografs/ from the Vitan family – Papa Vitan the Elder and Papa Vitan Junior

Country: Bulgaria
Century: 1700 - The 18th Century
Topic: Tryavna art school – Bulgarian renaissance
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Name of Author(s): /multiple church newspaper articles/
Name of Producer:
Language/s of Product: Bulgarian
Target Group: General audience
Website last update: n/a
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Availability of community:
static article
Objectives & Structure:
The first material provides only visual representations of the Tryavna art school members of which are the two selected authors from the Vitan family. The second article provides detailed information on papa Vitan Jr. supported by images of some of his works.
The materials do not require special learning skills and the second one provides an opportunity for reaching ample information about papa Vitan Jr. details, of which the learner has little or no knowledge.

The provided information can be incorporated into a training course. It should however be supported by additional reading and visual materials.
Description of contents:
The first material is not divided into sections. It simply presents good examples of the works of both members of the Vitan family as well as other Tryavna art school icon painters.
The second material is divided into three separate sub-articles:
- Papa Vitan Jr. /Joanikij/ - one of the last icon-painters of the Tryavna art school, Bulgaria and the world
- A praise article on the artist
- The icon-painter and the city – the work of the Tryavna zograf papa Vitan Jr. /Joanikij/ in Sliven
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: poor
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?: Adding exercises and evaluation tools as well as a learning community would be great.
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
These materials are suitable to be used with the students. Their contents can be used for discussions as well as for autonomous learning.
They could be supported by the following online materials, which provide additional information:
Evaluation Date: 12 May 2008
Name of teacher: Vasil Vasilev
Name of School: “Luben Karavelov” school, Yambol
Country: Bulgaria
Subjects Taught: Fine arts

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