The Perse School

Art students visit the Saatchi Gallery and the Royal Academy of Arts

10 Feb 2012

Sixteen A level Art students recently went to London to visit the Saatchi Gallery and the Royal Academy. The educational visit was used as a stimulus to inspire the students exam preparation.

While at the Saatchi the students saw Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art from Germany. This exhibition highlighted an eclectic mix of thought provoking paintings and sculptures which featured two dozen artists of different ages and nationalities who live and work in Germany. The students left the gallery feeling invigorated – happy to have made the acquaintance of many artists they did not know, and excited by the experimentation and invention on show in almost every single room.

While at the Royal Academy of Arts the students enjoyed the first major exhibition of new landscape works by David Hockney RA. Featuring vivid paintings inspired by the East Yorkshire landscape, these large-scale works have been created especially for the galleries at the Royal Academy of Arts and are shown alongside related drawings and film, as well as Hockney’s exploration with new technologies, the IPAD series.



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