Entries by Barbara

Tintin Indian ink drawing sold at Paris auction..

Tintin with his faithful dog Snowy, 1939 from the comic album King Ottokar’s Sceptre .. sold for almost $500,000 at auction in Paris, from a collection of  Hergé books, sketches and drawings. Tintin is one of the most well-loved comic book characters with the albums recognised for the clean, expressive drawings in ligne claire (‘clear line’) style, swashbuckling adventures, slapstick humour and […]

The world’s most expensive painting sold at auction is …

Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi (‘Saviour of the World’), c.1500 (detail – full picture here!) … sold at Christie’s New York in November 2017 for: — ◊ — $400 m   — ◊ — KidsArt!™  teaches children art and art appreciation and publishes reviews and news of current and future London art exhibitions.  For who we are and what we do, click here © KidsArt Limited, 2017

Holiday programmes – booking terms

What’s included:  Art tuition, materials and snacks.  If booking morning and afternoon sessions on the same day, please provide your child with a packed lunch, but no nuts please.  Fees:  Payable on booking on a ‘first come first paid’ basis. We do not offer a reservation system. Child care vouchers:  Unfortunately we cannot accept vouchers. Payment by […]

Christmas Holiday Programme 2017!

“The Sun”, 1909 – Edvard Munch Wednesday 20th December: – Tudor Kings and Queens! Tudor monarchs Henry VIII and his daughter Elizabeth I with their glittering courts, colourful lives and statesmanship drove through changes that took England to powerful statehood.  We will create Tudor style portraits, taking ideas from Court painter Hans Holbein Their portraits are […]

Red Star over Russia – a Revolution in Visual Culture, 1905–55 – Tate Modern until 28 February 2018

Adolf Strakhov, Emancipated Woman – Build Socialism!  1926.  Lithograph on paper.  The David King Collection, Tate  The Exhibition includes propaganda posters, prints and photographs from the vast collection of David King, photographer and graphic designer, who died last year, including works by El Lissitzky, Gustav Klutsis, Dmitri Moor, Aleksandr Deineka, Nina Vatolina and Yevgeny Khaldei.  The collection covers the […]

How much am I worth?

Song Dynasty (960 – 1279) bowl – just 13cm (5″) across, in a “duck egg” blue-green glaze ∞ $38m (£28m), October 2017 ∞ (an auction porcelain record in Hong Kong) Ru-ware ( 汝窯) porcelain is the most celebrated of all wares in the history of Chinese ceramics, produced for the Imperial court for a short 20 year […]

Impressionists in London, French Artists in Exile (1870 – 1904) at Tate Britain from 2 November 2017

Giuseppe De Nittis Westminster, 1878 Featuring works by Tissot, Pissarro, Dalou, Sisley, Derain, Legros and, most famously, Monet, the exhibition draws together the works of the French artists who fled France in the 1870’s to escape war for refuge in England.  Featuring works painted over a 30 year period, the exhibition provides “a fascinating insight into how London […]

October Half Term 2017 Programme – Highlights!

Georgia O’Keeffe was one of America’s foremost painters. We learned about her life and art and painted our own autumn scene with blended colours                       We observed animal features and created an artwork based around them         Spanish born Salvador Dali was a leading light of the Surrealist movement – […]

Soutine’s Portraits: “Cooks, Waiters & Bellboys” at The Courtauld until 21 January 2018

Soutine, The Groom  – or –  The Bellboy, 1925-6 (98cm x 80cm) (Detail) A small, but fascinating, collection of the portraits of Chaïm Soutine (1893-1943) – close friend of Modigliani (1884-1920) and often described as the ‘heir’ to Vincent van Gogh – of the cooks and waiting staff of French hotels and restaurants in Paris in the 1920s […]