Hello and Happy Weekend!
A few AR teachers had asked for some easy, art history resources so I have made a quick list of a few sites, books, and apps that I have found useful. This is far from comprehensive but I think would be more than enough to get someone started. Hopefully it can be a bit helpful and as always, feel free to comment below with additional suggestions!
Google Art Project http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-project
The Art History Archive http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/
The Jealous Curator http://www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/
The Wooster Collective http://www.woostercollective.com/ (street art)
Kind of a fun new list about teaching contemporary art comparatively with traditional art http://www.theartofed.com/2013/08/20/the-top-10-contemporary-artists-to-teach-alongside-traditional-artists/
Annotated Mona Lisa by Carol Strickland http://www.amazon.com/The-Annotated-Mona-Lisa-Prehistoric/dp/0740768727/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377366077&sr=8-1&keywords=annotated+mona+lisa
The Art Teacher’s Book of Lists by Helen D. Hume http://www.amazon.com/The-Teachers-Book-Lists-Edition/dp/0470482087/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377366374&sr=8-1&keywords=the+art+teachers+book+of+lists
Children’s Book of Art by DK Publishing http://www.amazon.com/Childrens-Book-Art-DK-Publishing/dp/0756655110/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1377366113&sr=8-15&keywords=the+book+of+art+for+children
Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary by Andrew Graham-Dixon http://www.amazon.com/Art-Over-Works-Cave-Contemporary/dp/0756639727/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1377366155&sr=8-7&keywords=art+history
Blueprint for the Arts (NY Dept of Ed) http://schools.nyc.gov/offices/teachlearn/arts/Blueprints/VAbp2007.pdf
Core Knowledge Sequence http://www.coreknowledge.org/mimik/mimik_live_data/view.php?id=1833&record_id=103
Arts and the Common Core Mapping Project http://commoncore.org/maps/documents/Art_in_the_Maps.pdf
Ipad and Iphone Apps
Art Authority – like a little museum in your phone. Can search by artist, subject or movement.
Musee de Lourve – highlighted works from the museum
Art History – terminology, definitions, historical groups and institutions pertaining to the study of art
Art History Test – Virtual Flash Cards for Art History
Love Art – The app from the National Gallery in London
Apps For Individual Artists Works (I’m sure there are more but…you know…)
Renoir Gallery HD
Vincent Van Gogh