Recommended Website The Roland Collection of Films on Arthttp://www.rolandcollection.com/
Age Range: 6-106 (Specific age range recommendations are designated for each film clip.)
ClickScholar Meike of New Zealand discovered this website that
houses a collection of hundreds of documentary films on art
and literature. This collection was amassed by art expert and
film maker Anthony Roland. The films cover art periods that include:
*Baroque and Rococo
-and much more!
There is also an alphabetical index of films about authors and
their works - many of whom where interviewed for the
educational videos. Authors include Maya Angelou, John
Irving, Toni Morrison, Maurice Sendak, John Updike, etc.
Select a topic of interest using the menu or search mechanism.
An icon menu appears with a screen shot of each film in that
series or topic. Double click on the icon and a new page
opens with the film title, the designated age range, a brief
synopsis of the film, and a screen where you can view a free
clip. These free, informative film clips provide a good sample
of the material and are a useful tool for introducing various
art forms, genres, artists, writings, etc. (If you enjoy the
free film clip, you have the option to purchase the film for
$1.99.) Or, you could head to your local library for books or
audio/video resources on the topic.
As the website explains, The Roland Collection of films on art
is a great resource for exploring "history, culture,
philosophy, emotion, human document, celebration, protest,
moral challenge and imaginative liberation - all embodied in
the forms of art." Because of the diverse content, PARENTAL
SUPERVISION (AS ALWAYS) IS REQUIRED.
Diane Flynn Keith
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