eTwinning Learning Event - Learning in a Museum Project - "In the Footsteps of Pablo Picasso". Manana Jakeli - Georgia, Tuire Kokko - Finland

What makes a piece of art valuable ?

Background

Before our virtual field trip to the Reina Sofia Art Museum, our students had a group brainstorming “What makes a piece of art valuable”. They shared their thoughts by using Padlet. Next, they explored the history of Picasso’s Guernica and presented the most important and interesting facts by using ThingLink. The Padlets and ThingLinks of our national teams were embedded in Twinspace. After these pre-field trip activities, we visited the Reina Sofia Art Museum virtually in order to explore the artworks of Pablo Picasso, especially Guernica.

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Museum Reina Sofia

National Museum Reina Sofia

A collaborative analysis of Picasso’s anti war painting Guernica

A museum-based transnational collaborative learning activity

The learning outcomes

Students will be able to

work collaboratively in order to create common outcomes

discover and explore a virtual museum

receive and cultivate information, organise information

interpret a historically significant painting in its historical context

use the WEB 2.0 tools of this project creatively.

Web 2.0 Tools

The activity description

"My whole life as an artist has been nothing more than a continuous struggle against reaction and the death of art. In the picture I am painting — which I shall call Guernica — I am expressing my horror of the military caste which is now plundering Spain into an ocean of misery and death." - Picasso
After the above mentioned tasks, our students will be ready to explore the historical context of Picasso’s anti war painting Guernica. In order to analyse this masterpiece in its historical context collaboratively, the students of our project will form a transnational Glogster Class. They will present the results of the analysis by creating a Glog. This Glog will be a transnational blog of our students in one poster.
As a final task, our students will explore and interpret what makes Picasso’s Guernica historically valuable masterpiece. They will collect, organise and record their thoughts by using visual creative mind map methods. This task is done in pairs or groups of three. At this step, being visually creative is an essential part of the work.Each of these creative mind maps will be a piece of art. These mind maps will be presented in our virtual transnational gallery, created and curated by our students in Artsteps.

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