The UK’s history of immigration will forever be tarnished by our collective memory of colonialism’s oppressive tendencies and its innumerable atrocities. Due to this less than flattering element of our no-so-distant history I am sure many still view the United Kingdom as a fairly unwelcoming and ultimately intolerant society. If this short article does nothing else than even begin to convince you otherwise I will be eminently satisfied. Read the rest
My article will talk about different points of view on immigrants in Germany and is again rather subjective based on what I have experienced, what my friends, teachers and fellow students have expressed to me and therefore cannot be generalized. In Germany there has been an ongoing discussion Read the rest
Think about the role art plays in your life. Are you a musician, sculptor, actor or art historian? Have you ever strolled around the MOMA or danced in front of your mirror in your bedroom? Regardless as to how you are an art enthusiast, at some point in your life you probably were affected by art. This begs the question: how did you come to know art? Did you learn about it in a formal educational setting? Or did you mostly get instruction from your peers, or parents?
Perspectives on art, and how art is taught varies from place to place. Thus, we have decided to focus our next issue on Art History Professor Abigail Susik’s suggested prompt:
“”How prominent is the role that the disciplines of Art and Art History play in educational systems across the globe?”
We hope that you find our contributor’s responses as culturally enriching as we do.
Kind regards from your WWN editors,
Paul Romain, Jaime Venegas, and Giuliana Alfinito
Hi All! This topic is art.Art is not a part of my life. I have not learned Japanese art in school. So I just know a few of the Japanese arts. But I want to tell you that Japanese arts are interesting and beautiful. I am telling you about Japanese traditional art like Ukiyoe, Karesansui and Kado. I think some of you know or have heard to Katsushita Hokusai, who is the most famous Ukiyoe painter because he was selected by Life Magazine as one of the most
Gustav Klimt, a well-known symbolist painter, once said, “Art is a line around your thoughts.” Perhaps most of you are familiar with his most popular painting “The Kiss,” but did you also know that he was born in Austria?In this article,I would like to introduce you to some of my favorite Austrian artists and their work.I’m not very knowledgeable in the arts or art history because art has never been an important part of my education
Art has always been presented as an essential element in the development and evolution of man. It is through art that any selfless vision is able to be expressed using resources that can be plastic, sound, or linguistic. It is well known that the study of fine arts from an early age helps man to cultivate a sensitivity that leads him to develop very strong ethics during adulthood.In Colombia, it was not until the XIX century that art education was
I cannot say that I remember a lot from the art classes throughout my education. I know that I have done a lot of paintings in school, that I learned a few different techniques, and that my teacher in art in lower secondary was a very facinating person. For me art was always one of the subjects where you were allowed to relax a little bit, talk to your friend, and do something creative. I cannot remember learning about art history at all, but I guess I did since
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Having grown up in U.S, I’ve seen Russia only as a tourist.Every other year or so, my family has traveled to St. Petersburg, where most of our family lives. Frankly, it’s my favorite city in the world (but don’t tell the other cities that). The “Venice of the North,” as it is sometimes called, holds so many cultural and architectural treasures. Museums, palaces, operas! The city’s history has a lot of European influence, and so the architectural style is very
Usually when I tell people what I study, I get a similar reaction: wide eyes and inquisitive eyebrows. I study Art History. Art History? What´s that about? How does that work after you graduate? What types of jobs can you get with a degree on Art History? These are the types of questions I usually get from people back in my home university in Ecuador. Although I go to the only Liberal Arts university in Ecuador, not many people know much about Art History. Read the rest
Art education is both a fun and a very frustrating topic. First, because there is such a huge amount of stories I could tell; second, because there is no simple or cohesive way for me to relate my experience.Like my life in general, my art education has been a patchwork of experiences and encounters. As a child, living in Saint Petersburg, Russia, art history and “culture” were a part of my everyday life. Moving around and about the city, I would learn the names and
Poussin, Fragonard, David, Delacroix, Géricault, Courbet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Rodin,… So many French artists who made France famous for Art, and Paris the capital of it. But this huge heritage was sadly not as represented as it should in French pre-collegiate education system as I went through it.In middle school Art History was pretty much absent of the school curricula. On the other hand, Art classes were common as we all had one hour of “Art plastiques” per week in
Hello, dear friends! This is Lyu, and I hope you all are having a great time out there!I’m really excited to see what art is like in everyone’s home country! As you know, the name of my country, China, is the same as the name of “china”. Decorated china used to be the symbol of my country, so it’s not hard to see how art is important to China.People’s passion about art is everywhere in daily life, from the house we live in and the clothes we wear, to tea pots.
The principal goal to introduce art in Bolivian education system was to cultivate student’s mind and spirit and provide them with emotional outlets and means of self expression.Since kindergarten through college students have been introduced to a range of traditional and innovative forms of visual art, craft, paint, classical and popular music, folk art and dances, drama, poetry, literature, film, sculpture, crafts, singing, photography, digital arts, and media.
In my pursuit of an education and (eventual) career in the history of art I’ve often met people who laugh it off as some kind of illegitimate discipline, the love-child of macho history and a woman with Titian hair and a cubist figure. They don’t know why they