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30 Days of Doctor Who

Day five: What’s your favorite episode?

This is an impossible question to answer, but The Invasion is very definitely near the top.

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makos-lightningrod:

i had no idea how much i needed a father-daughter bending tag team until i needed it.

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elosilla:

Yoshitaka Amano, japanese graphic artist and character designer, usually made his illustrations with ink and watercolor. Well known for designing characters for video games such as Final Fantasy, or his artwork in Sandman or Vampire Hunter D. 

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(Source: ixilecter)

tagged: [hannibal]
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shredsandpatches:

wifeofbath:

shredsandpatches:

runecestershire replied to your post: dear students

Wait, what? The Wilton Dyptych just screams Mediaeval. If nothing else, it’s got all that blue. And the heraldry on the other side means it has to be later than 1200 at least. Heck, I’d be less surprised if they took it for something renaissance.

My students don’t even know what heraldry is! I mean, they might have heard of the concept because I mentioned coats of arms a couple of times in the medieval art lecture, but if they can’t even remember that the WD is medieval they’re obviously not going to remember that.

The questions for this section of the quiz have a list of cultures/time periods (e.g. early Christian, Islamic, early medieval, late medieval) that they have to match with paintings, so I assume that what they do is see “Christian” in the list of options and assume that since the WD has the Virgin and Child in it and none of the other options do that it must be the correct answer, and I’m not sure how to make them stop doing that. Except I guess by giving them a different Late Medieval example.

What are you using for the early Christian example?  Maybe something a little more obvious in its imagery would help them differentiate the two style periods?

This:

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We always talk in class about the importance of the Good Shepherd image in early Christian art and about how a lot of the earliest stuff doesn’t actually depict non-symbolic imagery, but they don’t seem to be able to retain that.

That is a really good example.  Since they’re having a hard time retaining that, an exception to the symbolic rule might help them more.  Have you seen these?

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Jonah is pretty distinctive too.

Of course you could swap out the Wilton Diptych for something else, but it’s such a perfect example of Gothic art that I would be loathe to part with it.

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shredsandpatches:

runecestershire replied to your post: dear students

Wait, what? The Wilton Dyptych just screams Mediaeval. If nothing else, it’s got all that blue. And the heraldry on the other side means it has to be later than 1200 at least. Heck, I’d be less surprised if they took it for something renaissance.

My students don’t even know what heraldry is! I mean, they might have heard of the concept because I mentioned coats of arms a couple of times in the medieval art lecture, but if they can’t even remember that the WD is medieval they’re obviously not going to remember that.

The questions for this section of the quiz have a list of cultures/time periods (e.g. early Christian, Islamic, early medieval, late medieval) that they have to match with paintings, so I assume that what they do is see “Christian” in the list of options and assume that since the WD has the Virgin and Child in it and none of the other options do that it must be the correct answer, and I’m not sure how to make them stop doing that. Except I guess by giving them a different Late Medieval example.

What are you using for the early Christian example?  Maybe something a little more obvious in its imagery would help them differentiate the two style periods?

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tagged: [doctor who]
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(Source: vintage-cinema)

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florbe-triz:

Three days and I still can’t get over this…

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