Official teachers' resource for the Art Gallery of Ontario's Maharaja: The Splendor of India's Royal Courts exhibition, which is up until April 3, 2011. Learn about some of the artifacts in the exhibition, and engage in a dialogue relating ancient artworks to contemporary life.
Chand Bibi was a rare case for women in the ruling classes at her time, and even rarer in the general population of India in the 16th century.
Hunting or playing sports, learning to play musical instruments, going shopping or even taking a walk on your own, going to school, even reading, were not considered appropriate pursuits for girls and women.
Imagine what it would be like to not have any power over what you do, what you wear, or even who or when you marry. What makes a woman powerful?
Janet Cardiff is a Canadian artist who has created audio walks for specific locations. Participants listen to a soundscape created by Cardiff using headphones as they walk around chosen sites. How does this artist use sound to create an experience?
A common phrase in any metropolis is the term “people watching.” This game takes the restful past-time and adds an interactive element. Made by Rune Madsen, Scott Wayne Indiana, Nien Lam and Nikolas Psaroudakis.
“It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so make a few object beautiful; but it is far mor elgorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look. To affect the quality of the day – that is the highest of arts.” ~ Henry David Thoreau, from inside the cover of The Guerilla Art Kit