Magazine article Technology & Learning

Great Artists

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Great Artists

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Platform(s) and Unusual System Requirements[dagger]: Multimedia PC. Emphasis: Art. Grade level: 7 and up. Publisher: Attica Cybernetics, 9234 Deering Ave., Chatsworth, CA 9131 1; (800) 721-2475. Retail price: $59.

If the beauty of a painted masterpiece lies in its story, then Great Artists truly helps users appreciate art by giving them the tools to reconstruct the tale. Produced in association with London's National Gallery, this title looks at the lives and works of Botticelli, Cezanne, Rembrandt, and 37 other western European masters, framing each study within the context of the artist's times.

Students can examine in depth one work from each painter, analyzing detail; listening to expert commentary; and reading short articles on perspective, scale, and other techniques related to the piece. Users may also watch video presentations on topics such as Rembrandt's glazing techniques and Impressionists' use of color; compare paintings by viewing them side by side; experiment with changing paintings from color to gray scale; and more. …

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