Yr12 are currently developing work towards making a portrait inspired by a historical painting of their choice. We visited the National Gallery to look at some classic portraits from 1500s to C.19. We then visited the brand new Skarstedt Gallery in London which is showing the highly acclaimed ‘History Portraits’ by Cindy Sherman also inspired by famous artworks. Finally, we visited the National Portrait Gallery to find a last hit of inspiration for colour, composition and style.
Some popular paintings from the trip chosen by students are below:
Laurence Stephen (‘L.S.’) Lowry (1887-1976), Painter
Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem (1562-1638)
Two Followers of Cadmus devoured by a Dragon
National Gallery of Art, London