Showing posts with label Paint Map. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paint Map. Show all posts

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Name that Famous Painting - Music Video

This morning on the Open Culture blog I came across a music video that might be of interest to art teachers. The band Hold Your Horses (yeah, I'd never heard of them either) produced a music video in which they recreated the scenes of 24 famous paintings. Open Culture listed the paintings and their painters. Flavor Wire has images of all of the original paintings along with still images from the video for comparison. The music video is embedded below.


70 Million by Hold Your Horses ! from L'Ogre on Vimeo.

Applications for Education
At the high school level or higher this video could be used for a fun art history quiz.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Search Paintings Around the World

Paintmap.com is a great example of combining art and technology. Paint Map is part search engine, part artwork sharing, and part Google Map. The way Paint Map works is artists submit images of their paintings, write a description of the where the painting was made, and then plot that location on a Google Map. Paint Map offers a commenting system through which visitors and artists can interact. There is a search bar on Paint Map's homepage that visitors can use to search through the nearly 500 paintings on Paint Map.

Applications for Education
Paint Map could be a useful tool for art teachers and art students. Paint Map provides students with a global context of the paintings they view. Students can explore Paint Map to see what artists around the world are creating and the possible geographic influences of those artists. Paint Map can also give students a chance to share work their work with a global audience.