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Chapter 1 Art in Your World
Chapter 2 Art Criticism and Aesthetic Judgment
Chapter 3 The Media and Processes of Art
Chapter 4 Line
Chapter 5 Shape, Form, and Space
Chapter 6 Color
Chapter 7 Texture
Chapter 8 Rhythm, pattern, and Movement
Chapter 9 Balance
Chapter 10 Proportion
Chapter 11 Variety, Emphasis, Harmony, and Unity
Chapter 12 Art Traditions from Around the World
Chapter 13 Western Traditions in Art
Chapter 14 Careers in Art

Chapter 1 Art in Your World

ArtSpeak 101
This interactive activity provides students with a good introduction to the elements and principles of art, using works by famous artists. Includes a visual glossary and a teacher's guide.

ArtLex Art Dictionary
In this dictionary, you will find definitions for more than 3,300 terms used to describe the elements and principles of art, media and techniques, artistic styles and movements, and art periods. Many definitions include images and links to other terms.

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Chapter 2 Art Criticism and Aesthetic Judgment

How to Read a Painting
In this activity, students critique a work of art by describing, analyzing, interpreting, and judging the work. Objectives, resources, and an assessment rubric are provided.

Artchive: Art Theory and Criticism
This site contains many links to analyses of famous works of art by professional art critics. Provides excellent examples of art theory and criticism.

Timeline of Art History
The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents a comprehensive timeline of art history that includes a historical perspective, a variety of art images, and links to related information on the Web site. Timeline information can be accessed by year or by world region.

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Chapter 3 The Media and Processes of Art

AccessArt: Visual Arts Online Workshop
Choose from a variety of interactive activities for art students of all ages. Activities for high school students include workshops in drawing, installation art, and photography.

Mathematics in Stone and Bronze
Consider the mathematics of sculpture and design as you examine these images made in bronze and marble.

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Chapter 4 Line

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Students can browse through this museum's extensive online collections and analyze the works in one collection, such as Japanese art, for the use of line.

Jacob Lawrence
Explore the art and life of Jacob Lawrence Take a close look at his works, and find information about his materials and techniques.

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Chapter 5 Shape, Form, and Space

M.C. Escher
The National Gallery of Art has a large collection of Escher's works, including pen and ink drawings, lithographs, and wood engravings. Each image is accompanied by a brief description.

Vision and Art
At this Web site, a variety of tutorials demonstrate the use of visual information in art. Topics include linear perspective, aerial perspective, depth cues, relative size, relative height, and shadow.

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Chapter 6 Color

Color Matters
Explore all aspects of color, including effects of color on the mind and body, how the eye sees color, and basic color theory in art.

Henri Matisse: Color and Light
A detailed analysis of Matisse's use of color and light in his painting, Open Window, Collioure. Provides background information on Matisse and other artists of the time, as well as activities for students.

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Chapter 7 Texture

Texture and Pattern
At this Web site, artist John Hagen provides an introductory lesson on texture and pattern in painting. A student activity is included.

Edgar Degas
Explore this comprehensive Degas exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which contains information about the artist's life and times, his artistic style, and his personal art collection. Images of Degas' work from the museum's collection, along with detailed written descriptions, are also provided.

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Chapter 8 Rhythm, Pattern, and Movement

The Online Visual Literacy Project: Motion
This site provides a description and examples of ways in which artists create the illusion of motion, or movement, in visual images.

Artcyclopedia: Rosa Bonheur
At this Web site, find links to many of Rosa Bonheur's paintings located in museums and art galleries around the world.

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Chapter 9 Balance

Diego Rivera at the DIA
View images of Diego Rivera's murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Zoom in and examine details of the images.

Johannes Vermeer's Woman Holding a Balance
An in-depth study of Vermeer's painting at the National Gallery of Art. Discussion topics include composition, technique, and symbols and meaning.

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Chapter 10 Proportion

Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Section
An introduction to the golden section, also called the golden mean, in art, architecture, and music. Includes a mathematical explanation, as well as many links to examples of occurrences of the golden mean.

Art Teacher Toolbox - Pablo Picasso
This Web site includes an image of one of Picasso's paintings, a biography of the artist, discussion topics and questions, art concepts, and student activity suggestions.

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Chapter 11 Variety, Emphasis, Harmony, and Unity

Researching Art - Principles of Design
This site provides a basic introduction to the principles of design, including harmony, contrast (emphasis), unity, and variety.

ArtBasics
Visit this site to find definitions of the elements and principles of design and an explanation of how these elements and principles work together to create a unified whole.

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Chapter 12 Art Traditions from Around the World

Ancient Egyptian Art
Find an introduction to ancient Egyptian art at this site. Read descriptions and view images of various types of Egyptian art, including pottery, painting, and papyrus.

Math and Art Origami
Explains and illustrates the ancient Japanese art of origami, or paper folding. Also provides links to other sites dedicated to the art of origami.

Images of Ancient Iran
Investigate ancient cultures through this series of images of artifacts from Iran that include carvings, architecture, and monuments from an ancient period.

Africa: The Art of a Continent
This site is an archive preserved from an exhibit at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Includes a clickable map and icons for navigation through the peoples, cultures, and art of Africa.

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Chapter 13 Western Traditions in Art

Medieval Art and Architecture
Visit this site to view many examples of medieval architecture and art. Some of the architectural images are accompanied by displays of plans and drawings of the structure.

Rembrandt House Museum
t this site, take a virtual tour of the house where Rembrandt created some of his paintings and read about his home. Information about the artist's life and work is also provided.

Museum d'Orsay
A visit to this site will expose students to the works of some famous 19th-century European artists, including Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Manet. Provides a link to a second collection of 19th-century European artists.

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Chapter 14 Careers in Art

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Students can learn about a variety of art careers in this handbook from the U.S. Department of Labor. The article on artists and related workers provides information on the nature of the work, working conditions, training requirements, job outlook, and more.

ArtJob Online
This site offers a national list of job opportunities and internships available in the arts. The "Featured Articles" section provides tips for beginning or advancing a career in art, as well as general career information.

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