Entries by Barbara

Going, Going, Gone ….. Sotheby’s ‘Banksy-ed’, 5 October 2018

GIRL WITH BALLOON sold for just over £1m. at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction… shredded moments later “With its striking simplicity and raw immediacy, Girl with Balloon, 2006, is one of the most widely recognisable images by the anonymous and world renowned artist Banksy. Unlike the other editioned iterations of this famous motif, the present work is […]

Mantegna and Bellini – at The National Gallery: October ’18 – January ’19

Mantegna, The Dead Christ supported by Two Angels, 1485–1500 © Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen (detail) Andrea Mantegna (1431 – 1506) and Giovanni Bellini (1430 – 1516) are regarded as two of the most influential artists of the Renaissance, ground breaking for their innovative use of perspective, composition and colouristic style.  Brothers-in-law and rivals, the Exhibition […]

October / November Half Term Programme 2018

Wednesday, 17th October:  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. Thursday, 18th October:  Halloween 1 at KidsArt!  Come […]

The rise .. and rise .. of Edward Hopper

Chop Suey, 1929. 32 x 38 in. © 2018 Heirs of Josephine Hopper / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. (detail) Edward Hopper (1882 – 1967) – admired and instantly recognisable for his portrayal of the loneliness and alienation of early 20th century America pre-World War II, a fading world of small […]

Summer Camp 2018 – August: final 2 weeks!

Edward Bawden at Dulwich – review here Thursday 16th August:  Matisse meets Cezanne!  Henri Matisse and Paul Cezanne were instrumental in shaping Modern Art, Cezanne with his love of shapes, light and shadow, and Matisse his passion for colour and pattern. Friday 17th August:  David Hockney is the greatest British artist working today  – create […]

Edward Bawden at Dulwich – until 9 Sept. 2018

Brighton Pier – linocut, 1958 awarded first prize in the Giles Bequest competition for colour prints from linoleum and wood Edward Bawden (1903-89) master printmaker, illustrator, watercolourist and designer, best-known for his commercial work for companies, including Twinings and Fortnum & Mason*, and his linocuts of English every day life. The F&M 1957 Christmas Catalogue cover […]

Tomma Abts at the Serpentine Sackler – until 9 Sept. 2018

Fimme, 2013 Small (48cm x 38cm), perfect, mesmerising, geometric patterns and optical illusions, this exhibition brings together works over the last 10 years of Tomma Abts (b. 1967, Kiel, Germany), winner of the 2006 Turner Prize. ‘It is a completely open process, starting from a point of nothing, with no guaranteed outcome, every single time.  […]

Summer Holidays 2018 – July and August

Monday 23rd July (whole day):  Outing to National Gallery – Mythology in Art!   We will take sketchbooks, art materials and picnics and learn about mythological paintings and the stories behind them Tuesday 24th July (morning):  Working with clay, we will learn about Pablo Picasso, greatest artist of the 20th century and the different art styles […]