Barbizon to Impressionism
November 22, 2014
6 teachers and 64 art students from Grade 9, 11, & 12 went to see 73 works touring to the Shanghai Museum from Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Massachusetts. Students had the rare opportunity to see key pieces by artists such as Jean Léone Gérôme, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Pierre Bonnard, Claude Monet and many other famous artworks from the Barbizon and Impressionist Schools of painting.
Students studied the artworks carefully by drawing them in their Investigation Workbooks. To learn how the impressionists used colours, back in the classroom students studied sections of the paintings in detail before applying what they learned to their own work. Several students agreed that seeing the artwork in real life was more vivid and intersesting than looking in a book. One student said it was as if she could feel the presence of the painting, and and that was something she could never have known about from a book.
Art of the Brick
until Oct 27
According to Smartshanghai.com: "Internationally touring exhibition comes to Shanghai to showcase what can be done with a little plastic block. Expect creative statues made out of Lego by New York-based Lego artist Nathan Sawaya. Some are fun and youthful, like statues of dinosaurs. Some are more adult in concept. Tickets are 50rmb or free for kids under 90cm tall. Open Monday to Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday to Sunday 11am-10pm. Tickets on the door."
Super Brand Mall
metro line 2 Lujiazui
168 Lujiazui Xi Lu,
near Lujiazui Huan Lu
Welcome back gang, the school year has begun again and we're off to a great start. We're in the process of updating the pages to be ready for your new work to be added. GCSE and IB students, be sure to stay on top of your art homework right at the start!
Ahh! Summer's finally here. Time to kick back, watch youtube videos, chat with friends, sleep in, zone out starting into space until one day....you're bored. Time for a summer project. Here's some work to get a head start for next year and to fill the endless summer days until you can finally *sigh* return to school again. Click here for your summer assignment.
IB Art Exhibition Reflection by James
The moment under the spotlight, covered in acrylic, is not just any mere memory at the back of my brain – but hammered into my frontal lobe: this was the beginning of something new.
When I was assigned to do this with my companions Kevin and Joanna, by our ever so awe-inspiring Art teacher (you know who you are), I saw it not only as an opportunity to develop team collaboration but also a chance for us to enjoy what we do best. Working with a group of potential artists really helped me bring to light the possibilities of Art and how it can shape the mind and even the world.
I see it as our stepping stone to something much larger out there.
“Originally we planned to paint the nebula and that is why our colours were rather luminous and galaxy-like. However, right at the last second before we got our paint brushes, we said to each other, forget the plan, we will do whatever comes to mind, let the music take over our souls and unleash all emotions – and that was what we done. Ultimately, we found ourselves standing in front of somewhat of a magnum opus that showed our splendid past and bright future shone under the light of SUIS.”
Find more Art Reviews and Photographs at the Grade 12 page
Have you ever really explored the city? Have you peeked into the deepest corners of Shanghai? What did you find?
Grade 9 students did exactly that, trending along no so well trodden paths to see how Nature and Man are locked in combat and in this case nature is winning!