Easter 2019 Holidays: What’s on and where!

  calendar Easter 2019 – Holiday Programmes! calendar April Finchley Swiss Cottage Hampstead GS Highgate Muswell Hill St John’s Wood Mon., 8th Van Gogh clay – – – – Munch Scream Tues., 9th Munch Scream – – – Manga Art! – Wed., 10th Pirate Art! Pop Art Warhol – – – – Thurs., 11th Manga Art! – […]

Can a painting be humorous?

Saying Grace, Norman Rockwell cover picture of The Saturday Evening Post published 24 November, 1951.  Oil on canvas. Rockwell (1894-1978) was well known for his humorous subjects and most famous for his cover illustrations of everyday life for The Saturday Evening Post.  He was a prolific artist, producing more than 4,000 original works in his lifetime including […]

February Half-Term Programme calendar – all studios

Studio Finchley Highgate Hampstead Garden Suburb St John’s Wood Monday, 18 February Pop Art Valentine’s Day – – Impressionism Tuesday, 19 February Vincent van Gogh Van Gogh – clay! – – Wednesday, 20 February David Hockney – clay! – – Van Gogh – clay! Thursday, 21 February Picasso – clay! – Hockney – clay! – […]

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, […]

Term-Time Dates 2020

Summer Term 2020 KidsArt!  Studio   First lesson (week commencing) Half term – no lessons  Last lesson (week ending) All studios Sunday, 19 April 2020 25 May – 31 May 2020 Thursday, 23 July 2020 May Half-Term 2020 KidsArt! On-Line holiday programmes Monday 25, May – Friday 29, May 2020 © KidsArt Limited, 2020

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

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

How much am I worth?

Song Dynasty (960 – 1279) bowl – just 13cm (5″) across, in a “duck egg” blue-green glaze ∞ $38m (£28m), October 2017 ∞ (an auction porcelain record in Hong Kong) Ru-ware ( 汝窯) porcelain is the most celebrated of all wares in the history of Chinese ceramics, produced for the Imperial court for a short 20 year […]

What is a diptych?

A painting, usually on hinged panels, often used as an alter piece, invariably small in size and portable. Here’s a brilliant example: The Wilton Diptych (c. 1395–1399) depicting King Richard II being presented to the Virgin Mary and Christ by John the Baptist and two English kings (Edward the Confessor and Edmund the Martyr).  Painted […]

The world’s most expensive painting sold in a private art sale is …

Paul Gauguin’s Nafea Faa Ipoipo? (When Will You Marry?), 1892 (detail) … sold in February 2015 for: — ◊ — £210.4 m ($300 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