Entries by Barbara

Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy – at Tate Modern from 8 March to 9 September 2018

Pablo Picasso The Dream (Le Rêve) 1932, Private Collection © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2018 (detail) Considered the 20th century’s most influential artist, the Exhibition showcases more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings, with photographs and other objects from Picasso’s personal life.  Three paintings of Marie-Thérèse Walter, Picasso’s mistress – created over a period of just five days in […]

February Half-Term Programme 2018

Monday 12th February :  Modigliani with Clay – Modigliani (1884 – 1920) painter and sculptor, best known for his portraits of women with elongated faces and figures.  We will use clay to create a sculpture in his style.  Timed to coincide with the major exhibition at Tate Modern, click Modigliani! Tuesday 13th February :  Modigliani with Clay – Modigliani (1884 – […]

Christmas Art Camps 2017 – Highlights!

We created Tudor style portraits of Henry VIII and his daughter Elizabeth I, taking ideas from Court painter, Hans Holbein der Jüngere (1497 – 1543) Their portraits are in the National Portrait Gallery link here!          Pop Art landscapes with perspective and neon, inspired by American artist and graphic designer, Peter Max.  Pictured his poster“Outside Lands”,  2013 […]

Michael Armitage: The Chapel – at the South London Gallery until 23 Feb 2018

Michael Armitage, Exorcism, 2017, © Michael Armitage. Photo © White Cube (Ben Westoby). Courtesy of the artist and the Harry and Lana David Collection (detail) Armitage – London-based, Kenyan-born – explores the multi faceted contemporary culture of East Africa and the collision, often disturbing and brutal, between religion, folklore and modern life. Painted on Ugandan lubugo […]

Reflections: van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites – National Gallery until 2 April 2018

The Arnolfini portrait (Giovanni di Nicolao Arnolfini and his wife), 1434 Jan van Eyck William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, founders of The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood  in 1848, all became fascinated with The Arnolfini Portrait and the use of a mirror in domestic scenes to explore narrative and drama.  What can you see in the […]

Who is the Model?

Rose Wylie, Installation view (detail), ‘Quack Quack’ Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (Nov. 2017 – Feb. 2018) — ◊ — Nicole Kidman — ◊ — 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

Rose Wylie ‘Quack Quack’ at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery showing until 11 February 2018

Rose Wylie NK (Syracuse Line-UP), 2014 (detail – full image below). A large, compelling exhibition of Rose Wylie (1934 – ) paintings from the late 1990s to-date, including works inspired by Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens and Wylie’s childhood memories of Bayswater during the Blitz with Spitfires and Messerschmitt planes fighting overhead – ‘ack-ack’ was the sound […]