Entries by Barbara

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 […]

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 […]