Entries by Barbara

Lost treasure trove of Hokusai drawings!

Katsushika Hokusai (1829), Cats and hibiscus: a standoff between two cats, with hibiscus (fuyō) behind (detail) The British Museum has acquired 103 “lost” Hokusai black-and-white drawings, created when Hokusai (1760-1849) was 70.  The drawings were intended as illustrations for a book called 万物絵本大全図 (Great Picture Book of Everything), but which was never published.   “These works are a […]

Autumn Term 2020 invoice

Invoice date 13th August 2020 Term Day Cost * Please note that Saturday is zoom only Autumn 2020 Saturday*, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday classes 13 x £13.50: £175.50  Payment methods: Bank Transfer     OR Cheque   Bank: Starling Bank Account Name: KidsArt Limited Account Number: 18007374 Sort Code: 608371 Ref: Child’s Name   […]

Autumn Term 2020 (Saturday morning)!

Class dates and times — Saturday, 5 September to Sunday, 13 December (half-term 24 – 30 October): (please note: no class Saturday 19 Sept.) Saturday 9.30am – 10.30am ♦♦♦ Age:  4 – 12  Cost:  £13.50 per session per screen payable termly or pro rata  (KidsArt!  art pack available)  Full booking terms:  here   For all other enquiries call/text 07827 275821 / contact us […]

Summer 2020 programme: On-Line and Garden Studio!

Week 1 On-Line! Finchley Garden Studio! Monday, 27 July Japanese Art – interwoven with legend and nature Japanese Art * — available morning or afternoon — Tuesday, 28 July Roy Lichtenstein style Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein style Pop Art * – a leading Pop Artist who created a whole new way of painting! — available morning or afternoon — Wednesday, 29 July […]

Lichtenstein’s signature‘Ben-Day dot’ style!

Roy Lichtenstein, Nude with Joyous Painting, 1994 (70″ x 53″) (detail) Lichtenstein painted the work in his signature ‘Ben-Day dot’ style (named after illustrator and printer Benjamin Henry Day Jr.), recreating the printing and photoengraving techniques dating from 1879 and creating images inspired by comic books from the 1950s through to the 1970s.  The image Lichtenstein used […]

Chagall’s lithographs for Four Tales from the Arabian Nights

Marc Chagall (1887-1985): Four Tales from the Arabian Nights, Pantheon Books, New York, 1948 – 5th plate (detail – full image below)  The set of twelve lithographs are being auctioned by Christie’s Online with bidding open until 14 May 2020. Each lithograph illustrates a piece of the text from one of the tales.  This image relates to the […]

Banksy’s tribute to the NHS!

“Game Changer ” on view to staff and patients at Level C, Southampton General Hospital (detail – full image below and here!) The mural – 1 metre square – was left with the following note: “Thanks for all you’re doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if its only black and white.“ […]

May Half-Term 2020 – Travel in Time!

—  Monday, 25 May – Friday, 29 May  — “Travel in Time with KidsArt! – from Ancient Civilisations to Futurism”   Monday, 25 May – Session 1 Contemporary Japanese Art!   Inspired by traditional Japanese art, manga and sci-fi, Takashi Murakami (b 1962) is one of Japan’s most famous contemporary artist, known for “blurring the line” […]

Which 2 Famous Artists Have Painted Amaryllis in a Vase?

DAVID HOCKNEY (B. 1937) Amaryllis in Vase, from Moving Focus PIET MONDRAIN (1910) Amaryllis ∞ KidsArt!™  teaches children art and art appreciation, publishes reviews/news of London art exhibitions, and runs the KidsArt!  Store.  To view who we are and what we do, click here © KidsArt Limited, 2020            

FANTASTIC virtual exhibitions and tours!

Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe screenprint (detail) “The more you look at the same exact thing, the more the meaning goes away, and the better and emptier you feel.” Here’s our round-up of some of London and the world’s leading galleries, exhibitions and exhibits now open for a virtual tour: —  London’s Royal Academy’s Picasso and Paper  exhibition […]