Up close to Van Gogh ...
On Friday 2 November, 48 Year 7 students travelled up to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, London to see a Van Gogh painting in the flesh!
We were given a fascinating talk by Gallery staff on the materials Van Gogh used and his style of painting. They also gave us an explanation of painting processes throughout the ages and we were shown a wide variety of different paintings.
Our students made a fantastic impression on the Gallery staff, showing great knowledge on topics such as Greek mythology, Lapis Lazuli and artists throughout the ages!
Picture credit: Painting shown: Self-Portrait as a Painter. Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), Paris, December 1887-February 1888. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
The Palatine Hill is the centremost of the Seven Hills of Rome and is one of the most ancient parts of the city. It stands 40 metres above the Roman Forum, looking down upon it and upon the Circus Maximus. From the time of Augustus, Imperial palaces were built here. https://t.co/pOiISv7ogR 3:56 PM - 20 Feb 2019
Ah! Good work. We like it, we like it a lot. https://t.co/7DXNXPmnPL 3:48 PM - 20 Feb 2019
7 hills: Latin & Italian; Aventine Hill: Aventinus, Aventino Caelian Hill: Cælius, Celio Capitoline Hill: Capitolinus, Campidoglio Esquiline Hill: Esquilinus, Esquilino Palatine Hill: Palatinus, Palatino Quirinal Hill: Quirinalis, Quirinale Viminal Hill: Viminalis, Viminale https://t.co/21nupgRVgc 3:38 PM - 20 Feb 2019