A Brief History of John Baldessari | Education, Take Note

How history should be taught.

I hated art history in school (even though art was the only subject in which I excelled in some small way).

Most of it was taught through text with a few pictures thrown in accompanied by the ramblings of a bored art teacher who was trying his best to make it all come alive.

It didn’t work.

Since we now have the technology, get a kick ass icon with a voice of gravel weave a sweet narrative over some impressive visuals. Let it sink in. Then discuss.

Job done.

Well it left me wanting to know more about John Baldessari.

Found in a random tweet from Wellington City Library.


  • Sheryl 9 years ago Reply

    Great little number for inspiration on a Saturday morning, felt like bottling that voice to drink later.

    • DK 9 years ago Reply

      Just play anything from the ‘Blue Valentine’ album :-)

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