Showing posts with label Art appreciation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Art appreciation. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fun With Art - The Getty Games

Getty Games is a nice collection of art-based games produced by The Getty Museum for younger students to enjoy. There are four categories of games, each offering a subset of games. Getty Games also offers directions for a selection of offline activities.

The four game categories offered by Getty Games are Detail Detective, Match Madness, Switch, and Jigsaw Puzzles. In Detail Detective players are shown four small pictures and have to identify which of those four came from the larger piece of art shown to them. Match Madness offers four games in which players match either match two parts of a picture together or match exact images. In Switch players are shown two pieces of art side-by-side and have to identify the parts that have been switched or altered. There are twelve jigsaw puzzles available on Getty Games. The neat thing about them is that players are shown the completed artwork and then choose how many pieces they want to have to put together to reassemble the artwork.

Applications for Education
Playing the Getty Games could be a nice way for students to review artwork they saw while exploring art online at The Getty.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

25,000 Images of Art That You Can Re-use for Free

The U.S. National Gallery of Art hosts more than 25,000 images of famous and not-so-famous works of art. Nearly all of the images can be downloaded and re-used for free. NGA Images also allows you to register and create online collections of images. The collections are called lightboxes.

When you find an image in NGA Images click on the magnifying glass icon to enlarge it and learn more about it. Clicking the magnifying glass icon launches a pop-up box that contains an enlargement of the image, information about the artist who created the artwork, and an option to search for related images.

Applications for Education
Using the related images search option in NGA Images could be a good way for students to discover lesser-known artists who produced art similar to that of their more famous contemporaries. Of course, being able to download the images means that your students could use them in slide presentations and videos about artists and styles of art.

H/T to Open Culture.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Discover the World's Great Art on

Artsy is a new site that has indexed thousands of works of art that you can view online. allows you to browse for artworks according to medium, style, subject matter, movement, or region in which the art is produced. Once you've found an artwork that you like, helps you find more by suggesting related works. And if you're in the market for some new artwork to decorate your home or office can help you find works that are for sale.

Applications for Education
Artsy could be a nice resource for use art history and art appreciation courses. Students can use to discover new-to-them artists by following the suggestions that accompany the more famous artists and works with which they may already familiar.

H/T to Open Culture