An artistic discovery

I was having a coffee with a friend recently and we were talking about the Group of Seven. It’s not a topic that I’m an expert in but I like to think I know enough to at least have a passing conversation. At its best, it was one of the things from our conversation.

When I got home, of course, I had to fact check myself in case I had to offer an apology when we next got together. Thanks to the internet and Wikipedia, I was on it in a flash.

It was only when I started to explore the actual artwork that I discovered this incredible resource – WikiArt.

It’s an encyclopedia collection of artwork from, seemingly everywhere.

Of course, the Group of Seven was there.

But that was truly the tip of the iceberg. Pictures indeed from everywhere are just a click away. Even better, each of the images comes with a complete background and explanation. It’s like having all the artwork in the world assembled in one place and you having your own personal guide.

I guess it should come as no surprise that this resource exists. I’m just late to the party, I guess. For educators, definitely bookmark material.

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3 thoughts on “An artistic discovery”

  1. I will definitely be looking at this resource! We regularly explore famous artists in class. This would be perfect! Thanks Doug!

    Aviva

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