Picture gallery (Monday)
Welcome to our own
All Saints' Picture Gallery!
Each Monday, a new picture/painting will appear,
with the title of the picture and the name of the artist.
Here's another exciting image for our Picture Gallery!
Nighthawks by Edward Hopper
This painting shows an image of a restaurant, late at night, in New York City. The restaurant is lit brightly, but the surrounding streets are dark and deserted.
How has the painter used colours, shading and contrasts to create this interesting painting? Who are these people? Are they chatting, or thinking to themselves? There's a man, on his own - what might he be thinking about? Is the image from the present day or in the past? What is your evidence? What is a nighthawk? Why is this a good name for this painting?
You might like to create a similar sketch or painting, with your family sitting in the restaurant. Or you could sketch an image of a restaurant that you know well. Think about using colours to show contrast between the inside of the restaurant and the area outside.
Look up other paintings by Edward Hopper. What do you notice about his use of light/colours in his work? What do you like about his work? Try to imitate his style in a painting of your own.
Here's a similar image: you might recognise the style of drawing!
Bedroom in Arles by Vincent van Gogh
Is your bedroom as bright and colourful as this one? Van Gogh painted his bedroom as yellow as the sun in the South of France, where he was living at the time.
Look carefully at the painting. What objects has he chosen? What colours has he chosen to bring the room alive? Look at the brush strokes - are they tiny, thick, wide, narrow?
Draw/sketch/paint your bedroom, or another room in the house. Or arrange your bedroom like this one, with your own chairs, etc and take a photograph of the rearrangement, to imitate Van Gogh's painting. If you are painting, try to use the same brush strokes as Van Gogh. How does it change the image?
Bedroom at Arles by Roy Lichtenstein
Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci
This painting is one of the most famous paintings in the world.
Where can this painting be found? How big is it (You'll be surprised, considering how famous it is!)? When was it painted? What materials were used?
Look carefully at the face of Mona Lisa. What do you think she is thinking about? How old might she be? Find out who this person might have been.
What kind of painting is this? [ Unscramble these letters to find out: prottira] (See below for answer!) .
Explore the National [prottira] Gallery in London (online) to see many more paintings of this type.
Draw/paint/sketch/collage a [prottira] of someone in your own family or copy one of the paintings you see at the gallery. A [prottira] is usually one that shows only the face or head and shoulders but could also be a full-length view of the person.
You could try creating a [prottira] using natural materials from the garden or materials around your house. Here are some examples I have found: Oak National Academy, Outdoor Classrooms, Artful Parent, Getty Museum Challenge
[Answer to scrambled word: portrait]
This work of art is part of a series entitled 'Thirty-six views of M____ F___'. Find out where the artist was from and the name of the mountain depicted in the painting. What is special about this mountain to the people who live there?
What do you like about this painting? What does it make you feel?
How did Hokusai create this painting? What materials and tools did he use?
Look carefully at the boats in the middle of the painting. How many rowers are there? Imagine how they must be feeling in all those waves!
Look at other paintings in the series (click here). They all show the same mountain, but with different elements. Which painting do you like the best? Why?
Try to create an additional painting/drawing/image of your own imagination to add to the series that Hokusai started. It must contain the mountain in it, of course, but you can add elements of your own that are inspired by your experiences and surroundings.
I look forward to seeing your efforts! All the best!
Here's a brilliant video of an artist (well-known amongst All Saints' art lovers!)
painting a version of Hokusai's Great Wave.
It is entitled 'Sea Scape'.
Sea Scape finished and framed! Well done!
'Great Wave', inspired by Hokusai's 'Great Wave of Kamagura'
These paintings have been created by children in school. They are so colourful and inspiring.
Well done to all of you!
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Here's our first image for the Picture Gallery!
New art work has just arrived at the Picture Gallery!
Fantastic! Super effort and so colourful!
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