Quote for the week
A favourite picture hanging in your house
Most of us have a picture hanging in our house that we are particularly fond of. So why not take a photo of it with your phone, camera or ipad and email it to us. You can tell also us the reason why you like it so much. As it`s always interesting to see what the other art club members like, we`ll share our photos on the website.
Let`s go to Barcelona!
This week we`re off to Spain to see the works of art in Barcelona. We go first to the Picasso Museum. As the museum was closed during lockdown, the head of security was asked to film some of the rooms so that they could be displayed to you. If you`re inspired by that, you may want to watch a short art demo video from the Tate on portrait painting in the style of Picasso. We then take a guided video tour of the highly individualised buildings created by the famous architect, Gaudi.
To enter the Picasso Museum, click on the link below,
Paint like Picasso
Here is a short 5 minute art demonstration from the Tate. It features the artist, Selwyn Leamy, who shows us how to paint a portrait in the style of Picasso. We can see how he lays out his palette, the size and shape of the brushes he uses as well his canvas.
Take a video tour of Gaudi`s buildings in Barcelona
If you have ever been to Barcelona you must have seen some of the famous Gaudi buildings. Gaudi`s architecture was an exponent of Catalan Modernism and featured ceramics, stained glass, wrought ironwork forging and carpentry. His masterpiece is the church, Sagrada Familia which is the most visited monument in Spain. When planning his buildings he preferred to make a 3D scale model rather than draw out a detailed plan on paper.
You can take a guided tour of Gaudi`s buildings by clicking on the link
The Louvre Reopens
What is it like to wander the Louvre in the age of social distancing? The Louvre before lockdown attracted around 30,000 visitors a day but on the first day of reopening sold only 7,000 tickets because of social distancing. The first visitors were asked about their experience in the museum as lockdown eases.
Click the link below to read their views.
National Galleries of Scotland - Portraits for Mother`s Day
As many people were unable to see their mothers on Mother`s Day due to lockdown, Alice Strang, a Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary art, looked at some of the works which examine motherhood from chilbirth to Grandmotherhood in the National Galleries of Scotland
If you`d like to see the paintings with written commentary, click the link below.
The Beano Art Quiz
Here`s one for the children in your life but you might like to have a go, as one or two of the questions aren`t too easy.
Click on the link below to start the quiz.
Recent Paintings from Our Members
You can click on the image to expand.
We meet on Thursday evenings from 7pm in Williamwood High School, Busby, East Renfrewshire