Entries by Barbara

St John’s Wood Christmas Holiday Programme 2018

Thursday, 27th December:  Graffiti Art!  Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 – 1988) rocketed to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art world had ever seen.  We will look at Basquiat’s graffiti-style art, inspired by medical text books such as Gray’s Anatomy, and create our own. Friday, 28th December:  Pablo Picasso, father of Modern […]

Highgate Christmas Holiday Programme 2018

  Thursday, 27th December:  Graffiti Art!  Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 – 1988) rocketed to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art world had ever seen.  We will look at Basquiat’s graffiti-style art, inspired by medical text books such as Gray’s Anatomy, and create our own. Friday, 28th December:  Pablo Picasso, father of […]

February 2019 Half-Term Programme

Monday, 18th February:  Pop Art Valentine’s Day at KidsArt!  Details to follow Tuesday, 19th February:  Vincent van Gogh to tie in with the major van Gogh exhibition coming soon to Tate Britain – don’t miss it!  Wednesday, 20th February:  Assyrian Art!  The Assyrians lived at the same time as the Ancient Greeks – We will use […]

Who are the ‘Camden Town’ painters?

Walter Sickert, Ennui c. 1914 (detail) The Camden Town Group were a British post-impressionist group founded in 1911 by Walter Sickert, who lived in Camden Town in the 1890s.  Artists include:   Walter Richard Sickert 1860–1942 Charles Ginner 1878–1952 Harold Gilman 1876–1919 Spencer Gore 1878–1914 Robert Bevan 1865–1925   ◊ KidsArt!™  teaches children art and art appreciation, publishes news/reviews of London art exhibitions, […]

Hockney’s Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) – sold at Christie’s New York on 15 November 2018 for $90.3m

Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), 1972 acrylic on canvas 84 x 120 in. (213.5 x 305 cm.) The sale earlier this week of Hockney’s instantly recognisable Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), 1972, establishes an auction record for a work by a living artist.  It was painted when Hockney was 35 yrs. old […]