BBC Live Lessons … submissions deadline 22 October 2021!

 …a collaboration between BBC Children’s and BBC Teach – published on the BBC Teach website and broadcast on CBBC Make anti-bullying posters and then take pictures with them or explain them via a video Make Christmas Cards and then again take pictures with them or explain them via a video Videos of children telling Christmas […]

Monet & friends

A immersive exhibition in Sydney, Australia that makes you feel as if you’re stepping into the art works of Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Cézanne, Degas and many more by creating walkways through giant projections of the paintings…  watch this video and you’ll be amazed!  Monet & Friends Currently on exhibition in Sydney, Australia. ♦♦♦ KidsArt!™ teaches children art […]

Basquiat’s Warrior, 1982 – sold at Christie’s, Hong Kong

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-88) began as a New York graffiti artist at the age of 17 before his career took off and his early death at 28.  The painting, made in 1982 at a time when Basquiat considered he produced his best works, shows a full-length male figure wielding a sword and ready to strike.  The silhouette is […]

KidsArt! Halloween Competition 2020 …. the Winners!

Roy Lichtenstein Sunrise, 1965 Arcimboldo Gardner – Mimi age 10  Lichtenstein Sunrise – Georgie age 5 Cezanne Skull with Still Life – Shah family Huge thank you to all who participated in the Halloween competition to recreate a famous artwork with food – we have had so many impressive and imaginative entries – it’s been really tough to […]

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 […]

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 NHSGame Changer

“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.“ […]

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 […]

Ancient cave art discovered in Indonesia – the world’s oldest hunting scene?

The drawings extend almost 80′ feet across the back wall of one of the many cave art sites in Sulawesi, Indonesia Thought to be one of the oldest hunting scenes ever discovered, the paintings are estimated to be at least 44,000 years – putting them as twice as old as some of the ancient cave […]