Artists 11- 20

STAGE 1

Dates can be learnt more easily if they are linked to a visual image such as major memory system outlined here. By assigning numbers a consonant you can create words and therefore images.

  • 0 = s or z
  • 1 = d or t
  • 2 = n
  • 3 = m
  • 4 = r
  • 5 = l
  • 6 = g,j, ch soft sounds
  • 7= g, k hard sounds
  • 8 = f or v
  • 9 = b or p

Vowels aren’t assigned a number they act as blanks.

So the word bat = 91, the word name = 23. It is a phonetic system so how things sound is how a number is assigned. The word cough for example is the number 78.

So how do you memorize dates? Example 1255.

The 1 can be assumed so the task is to memorize 255.

2 is and N , 5 is an L . So Duccio’s birth year 1255 can be memorized by a simple sentence using the first letter of each word.

Nearly Life Like.

STAGE 2

Each of the 100 greatest painters is hung on a key word representing the numbers 1 -100. By learning 100 words based on this system you have effectively 100 hooks to hang information on. This makes learning the hundred most important artists in Western history possible

So number 1 is day, number 2 is noah, number 3 is ma, etc. Learn the first ten numbers first then work at the dates for each painter. You will soon get the hang of it.

  • day = 1
  • Noah = 2
  • Ma = 3
  • Ra = 4
  • Law = 5
  • Jaw = 6
  • Key = 7
  • Fee = 8
  • Bee = 9
  • Daze = 10

11 DAD

MANTEGNA

Dad remembers Mantegna’s

Loving Sob! Ouch

1431

1506

12 DAN

SIGNORELLI

a Ravishingly Rich Tune

Love In Music

1441

1523

13 DAM

BOTTICELLI

Her Hairs Long

Love Adorned Seashore

1445

1510

14 DAIRY

BOSCH

Heronymus Loved Scaring

Little Tiddely Children

1450

1516

15 DALE

LEONARDO Da VINCI

Renaissance Lisa Nods

Leonardo DaVinci Paints

1452

1519

16 DASH

DURER

Richly Cloaked Durer

Lively Hands Flabbergast

1471

1528

17 DECK

MICHAELANGELO

a Roman Catholic Lid

Last Judgement – Rome

1475

1564

18 FEE

GRUNEWALD

Really Gruesome Scene

Loved In Vain ?

1470

1528

19 DAB

GIOGIONE

Rigid Madonna Sits

through Light Thundery Showers

1430

1516

20 NASA

RAPHAEL

Raphael Equalled Michaelangelo

Leonardo In Skill

1473

1520

Raphael The Garvagh Madonna about 1509-10 Oil on wood, 38.9 x 32.9 cm Bought, 1865 NG744 https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/NG744

Here are some links to great talks from the National gallery on some of the artists above.

Published by Poffley Education Resources

Christopher and Rebekka Poffley have been working in education both in schools and as home educators for many years. Here they share some of their experience and resources as well as Nathanael's wildlife photos and blog.

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