Infobase is pleased to announce that a new module for The World Almanac® for Kids Online has been added: Understanding Art.
The Understanding Art module provides an overview of art for budding artists and art appreciators alike. Based on the middle school art curriculum, the three main units of study include:
- What Is Art?: focuses on common forms of art, the places we find art, and how to respond to and talk about art; identifies various forms and types of art such as painting, sculpture, architecture, installation, and performance art.
- Major Art Movements: including prehistoric art, ancient and classical art, Byzantine and medieval art, Renaissance art, Baroque and Romanticism, Realism and Impressionism, Cubism, Dadaism and Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, and Pop Art.
- Art in Culture: identifies how art intersects with social and cultural influences such as identity, ethics, propaganda, philanthropy, censorship, and ownership, as well as how institutions use and promote art.
Hundreds of full-color images of famous pieces of art; videos on art, art history, and painting and drawing techniques; and links to many biographies of famous artists enhance the accessible articles. A timeline, glossaries, and Fun Facts articles round out this unique unit.
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