Instructional Video

Art/Architecture - Johannes Vermeer

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Bombarded by the loud, the flashy, the larger-than-life glamorous, class members are asked to consider the beauty and value in everyday events through a video about Johannes Vermeer. Part of the "Art/Architecture" playlist, the episode examines the life and works of the now famous Dutch painter.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Flip the lesson asking class member to view the video, take a photo of a scene they feel captures the beauty and glamour of an often overlooked moment, before returning and sharing their image with the class
  • Have class members critique the video in terms of Vermeer's philosophy
Classroom Considerations
  • Most appropriate for an art/art history classes
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Vermeer's ideas of finding beauty in simple, everyday scenes are reflected in the video itself
  • None