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**COLONELS LIBRARY LHS**

A Virtual Collection of Resources

All things ART

Google Arts & Culture 

Picturing America link to resources (the LHS Library has these posters for your classroom use): http://picturingamerica.neh.gov/

Metropolitan Museum of Art   

  • [Search digitized images of the collections. Use portrait to look at the portraiture.]

National Gallery of Art

Web Museum, Themes

  • Scroll through this page for art themes, or use the artist’s index on this resource. There is also a glossary of art periods and art terms. Numerous themes are introduced and illustrated. 

ArtLex

NY Public Library 

Artchive

Organized by type of art. Click on the individual links (Impressionism, Contemporary, etc.) to go to that site. The new page will have a description of the type of art and a listing of artists to go to for their biographies.

http://www.artchive.com/ftp_site.htm

All Famous Artists

Scroll down the page for listings and brief descriptions of famous artists. Click on their links for a little more detail about them. Each biography page also has a link to see some of their work.

http://www.allfamousartists.com/

Artcyclopedia

If you scroll down after you type in an artists’ name there are often links to more information about that artist. If you want a general grouping of artists by movement look on the home page at the bottom. You can search the site in several different ways to get lists and info. In the left column, scroll down to a series of shortcuts to art movements. This is a commercial on-line encyclopedia of art.

http://www.artcyclopedia.com/

Great Artists in History

http://www.theartgallery.com.au/ArtEducation/greatartists/index.html

ArtLex Art Dictionary

[In left column, click the search button, type the name of the artist in the search box, hit enter. This is a commercial on-line dictionary of art] http://www.artlex.com/

 

Music Resources

At a time when so many Americans have become disdainful of patriotism and honoring our past, it is heartening to learn that at least in some places in this world our country’s sacrifices are still remembered for a time when we were truly a great nation.

 

 Be sure to read the text below before listening to the music.  I had no idea the Dutch have been doing this.  It is really impressive. 
  
The Silence...
      
About six miles from Maastricht, in the Netherlands, lie buried 8,301 American soldiers who died in "Operation Market Garden" in the battles to liberate Holland in the fall and winter of 1944-5.  Every one of the men buried in the cemetery, as well as those in the Canadian and British military cemeteries, has been adopted by a Dutch family who mind the grave, decorate it, and keep alive the memory of the soldier they have adopted.  It is even the custom to keep a portrait of "their" American soldier in a place of honor in their home.    Annually, on "Liberation Day," memorial services are held for "the men who died to liberate Holland." The day concludes with a concert.  The final piece is always "Il Silenzio," a memorial piece commissioned by the Dutch and first played in 1965 on the 20th anniversary of Holland's liberation. It has been the concluding piece of the memorial concert ever since.
 
This year the soloist was a 13-year-old Dutch girl, Melissa Venema, backed by André Rieu and his orchestra (the Royal Orchestra of the Netherlands). This beautiful concert piece is based upon the original version of taps and was composed by Italian composer Nino Rossi.
 
Watch at this site and go full screen. It's very beautiful and moving.
 
 
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