I've got a sample ready of the art history cards, and I'd love your feedback!
This picture above shows the front of the cards, while the one below shows the back. I was unable to format the pages so we could just print front and back (groan!); instead, we'll have to cut and double-side tape the front to the back, and then laminate (of course, it's me!). So, I'm sorry about that, but that's just the way it goes with this.
There are over 60 cards covering 25 art periods or movements. And since there are few hard-and-fast rules about what constitutes a movement (especially in the 20th century and beyond) or who was the most influential artist of that period, this little project has turned into a monster! I used a couple of resources as a guide, primarily The Annotated Mona Lisa, Second Edition, by Carol Strickland. On the timeline card information tables, I've included page numbers that correspond with the art work or artist and the Mona Lisa book, so if you think you'll use these cards, I suggest purchasing the book (it's really good, and it's used in the Classical Conversations Challenge levels!).
I'm not finished yet, but I'd love to hear what you think about it so far!
Click here to download the first few pages.
The artwork is a little out of order at times (you won't see the picture for card #3; it's on a different page), but that shouldn't affect the overall project when it's finished.
So, if you have any constructive criticism, I'd love to hear it! Please leave a comment and share your thoughts. Is the font okay? The colors? I'm going to make each card in a particular movement have the same color for easy sorting.
Oh, and as a little side note, we've found that we can quickly memorize the time periods by using the tune of We Didn't Start the Fire!
(start singing at 20 sec. in)
Art History is fu-un!
Sing it with me,
Come on everyone!
(approx. 34 sec. mark)
Prehistoric, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman, Gothic,
Early, High, and Northern Ren-ai-ssance. . .