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    IPad Update

    by  • June 5, 2010 • Class Prep, Info • 0 Comments

    Thanks to a very generous husband, I have joined Dru’s iPad for travelers club. So one of first things that I did was to put Imagining Venice on my desktop and go to the google mapping app to view the city. IPad has a “you are here button”, so all we have to do...

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    Sargent Book

    by  • May 10, 2010 • Art, Class Prep • 0 Comments

    The CLU library has a new addition to the growing collection of all things Venetian. Richard Ormond and the Yale University Press are compiling the complete works of John Singer Sargent and this volume, the sixth, is Venetian Figures and landscapes. It contains full color photographs of every painting done in Venice. The paintings...

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    Videos in the Library

    by  • April 23, 2010 • Art, Class Prep • 0 Comments

    Part of my move toward supplying the CLU library with videos of watercolor artists includes these two new offerings that will be available for checkout: Visions of Venice in Watercolour by Ken Howard and Watercolour in Venice by John Yardley. These two artists from England (note the spelling of watercolor!) have visited and painted...

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    Visual Literacy

    by  • April 12, 2010 • Art, Class Prep • 0 Comments

    Today I received permission from an artist I admire, April Gornik, to link her essay on visual literacy to my blogs. I linked it here as well as on my blog so that I can direct my Visual Art in Ed students to read it as part of their homework. April addresses some important...

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    Conference Call for Papers

    by  • April 9, 2010 • Class Prep, For Parents, Info, Pedagogical Musings • 0 Comments

    Here is the abstract for “The Renaissance of the Pilgrimage” Imagining Venice A pilgrimage to Venice, “La Serenissima,” was obligatory for those making the Grand Tour since the seventeenth century, especially for artists. From Turner to Stieglitz, artists set up their easels or cameras at specific sites in the city to transform these views...

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    The Grand Tour

    by  • April 7, 2010 • Class Prep, Info • 0 Comments

    Dru has been telling me that I’ll get a conference paper or two out of the development and execution of what is really a course and trip of my dreams. Okay, I find that “do what you love and work is not work” comes to mind here. So I went to research the possibilities...

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