Artists 1-10

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

1 DAY

DUCCIO

Nearly life like

Multi dimensional View

1255

1318

2 NOAH

GIOTTO

Now Giotto Gives

Mary Magdalene Grief

1277

1337

3 MA

MARTINI

Announcing Fab Result

Martinis are Ready

1284

1344

4 RA

VAN EYCK

Marriage of Oils

Arnolfini’s Real Touch

1385

1441

5 LAW

ANGELICO

Mary Followed Gabriel’s

Rather Long Look

1387

1455

6 JAW

UCCELLO

Magnificent Battle Clashing

Rival’s Colour Landscape

1397

1475

7 KEY

Roger van WEYDEN

My! Put Those

Rich Sheets away Roger

1391

1464

8 FEE

MASSACCIO

Really Sad Adam

Wretched Naughty Eve

1401

1428

9 BEE

PIERO

Renaissance Dove Softly

Regards Piero’s Inspiration

1410

1492

10 DAZE

BELLINI

Rigid Madonna Sits

Through Light Thundery Showers

1436

1516

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.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: