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A multi-disciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles.
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Encyclopædia Britannica, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provide a variety of reliable sources to use to conduct thorough research.
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Films on Demand
A web-based digital video delivery service for streaming over 6000 educational videos from Films Media Group.
An archive of core scholarly journals in the arts and sciences.
OmniFile Full Text Select
Multidisciplinary full text database.
Oxford Art Online
Comprehensive, authoritative and easily searchable online art resource.
Full-text journals in literature and criticism, history, visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, etc.
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Art Images for College Teaching
Art History Resources on the Web
Mother of All Art and Art History Links Page
National Endowment for the Arts
Wisconsin Arts Board
National Art Education Association
Wisconsin Art Education Association
The Art of Education
Films on Demand
Multidisciplinary documentary film resource.
Documentaries from Films on Demand:
Art and Design: Insights into the Visual Arts (59:07)
Where do abstract painters and fashion designers find their muses? To
what extent does the creative process differ between video artists,
sculptors, and fine art embroiderers? How do illustrators and mixed
media artists handle the business side of their work? Using capsule
interviews with contemporary figures on the U.K. visual arts scene, this
program draws viewers into the studio space and immerses them in the
hands-on processes and limitless possibilities of art and design.
Section one, “Artists and Ideas,” explores sources of inspiration, the
foundational importance of drawing, and a variety of functions for
sketchbooks and journals. Section two, “Art Practice,” considers
contextual referencing in art, the development of ideas, artistic
materials and techniques, the relative merits of criticism, and the
synergy between artist, environment, and tools. And section three, “Art
at Work,” addresses making a living from doing art and the relevance and
value of art in public spaces.
Oil on Canvas Series (2:56:12)
This six-part series explains and demonstrates the art and science of
painting—how light, distance, and perspective are achieved, and why
brushstrokes, composition, and color are important. In each program, a
different contemporary artist creates an original finished work. The
thinking behind the creativity and skill becomes apparent, as each
brushstroke is applied to canvas. The discussion makes frequent use of
examples drawn from the masters of world art.
The Arts: Dying, Thriving, or Just Hanging On? Series (58:31)
With the overwhelming demand for technology in the classroom, why should
boards of education approve expenditures for fine arts faculty? And
with 50-year-old-plus schools in the inner cities, how can
municipalities justify building new museums and concert halls? This
timely two-part series examines the state of the arts in America in an
era of budget-cutting and belt-tightening.
Masterworks of Western Art Series (8:02:01)
Filmed at many of the finest museums on both sides of the Atlantic, this
dazzling eight-part series critically examines 48 masterpieces of
Western art. Historical information and comparisons to other period
paintings promote a deep appreciation and understanding of how styles
developed within the major schools of art and how works of art respond
to the context of their time. Extreme close-ups reveal the brush strokes
invisible in art book illustrations. Detailed enough for high-level
course work yet accessible enough for survey classes, each timeless
program is an outstanding showcase of artistic virtuosity.
The Evolution of Art (52:57)
For thousands of years, artists were anonymous, yet today they are
frequently honored as celebrities. How did this change in perspective
come about? This program tracks the cultural evolution of art—from the
ancient Greeks to the modern world, where art is big business—and
addresses the technological changes that have fueled various artistic
revolutions down through the centuries.
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