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Mark Harden's Artchive

Mark Harden's Artchive

This site is made up of articles, text and over (2000) images on 200 world artists and their works. The Artist's Links section helps to connect the viewer to artists, some of the major world museums, e.g., El Prado, and resources. Some of the Spanish painters represented include El Greco, Diego Velazquez, Francisco de Zurbaran, Bartolome Esteban Murillo, Francisco de Goya, Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida, Salvador Dali, and Pablo Picasso. The resourceful teacher can create a very rich cultural experience, especially when designing content-based modules.


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Laura Franklin
Laura Franklin (Faculty)
22 years ago
I have used the Artchive to project works of art on the theme that I am covering
in my language class. For example, if I am covering physical descriptions, I
might show students a portrait by
Van Gogh, Munch or Monet. I would then have the students do an oral exercise
describing the figure in the painting. If my subject is the family, I might
choose a painting by Botero and do a similar oral exercise. The paintings in the
Artchive provide good stimulus for writing as well.

Technical Remarks:

Using a projector and a large screen in the classroom makes the Artchive a
useful teaching tool.