Bag made using my sewing machine
Art session at National Portrait Gallery: BP Portrait Award Exhibition
We had our third Taster Session today, working with Learning Freelancers Sadie Lee, Marc Woodhead and Robin-Lee Hall Hall and Guest BP artists Ray Richardson, James Hague and Alan Coulson. We explored drawing techniques in the BP Portrait Award exhibition and shared our ideas.
I travelled again to London and took part in this Taster Session. I always love the range of portraits on display, from professional to amateur. In the session today we looked at different portraits and spoke to artists exhibiting in the gallery. It was so interesting and fun!! We made different drawings and it really made me love portraiture. The whole day was inspiring and insightful.
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Photos above show Victoria Azarenka training right next to us in the training grounds. Very loud!!
Our view siting at No.1 Court where we watched Wozniaki, Berdych, Murray and Kvitova win, whilst eating strawberries and cream.
Henri Matisse at Tate Modern
Loved this Henri Matisse exhibition at Tate Modern. It has so many of his colourful collages collected in particular themed rooms. Matisse started producing his cut-outs, instead of painting, after he became older and less able to move as much. He would cut out these shapes, in particular the seaweed looking shapes, in a curved motion to make the shapes 3D.
Walk in Hampton Court Gardens this morning with princess Mimi
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I visited Whitechapel Gallery to see the work of Hannah Höch. I loved her playful work and the descriptions of her influences and quotes from different times. Its interesting to see someone so modern from the past.
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I visited the Gagosian gallery on Britannia Street to see the Georg Baselitz exhibition. I loved the scale of these pieces that dominated the two large rooms. I also liked the frames watercolour drawings. These large paintings are self-portraits that are done upside down, unusual but effective. At the end though I was a bit tired of seeing ZERO at the bottom of all of them (he gets all his paint from a company called ZERO and paints him wearing a cap saying ZERO). To distract from this as the end I though about how he builds up the colours and layers in all the paintings. Overall the exhibition had a great cohesion to it and interesting work which I had never seen before.