Web site encourages art detectives

January 9, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Portrait Detectives by The Walker, National Museums, Liverpool, England; http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/nof/portraits/index.html; copyright 2008.


I spent far too much time exploring the Portrait Detectives.  A series of portraits from The Walker are posted on the splash page.  From there, “detectives” select one of the paintings, examine it then answer questions about it.

I imagine art teachers would eat up this website.  I also think it would be a great resource on a pathfinder for homeschoolers.  I would also include it in any program about art or portraits for upper elementary aged students (and older).  It also would be appropriate to correlate with Blue Balliett’s art detective series, including Chasing Vermeer, The Wright 3, and The Calder Game.

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