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Art Scholars' Trip

Art Scholars visit the Tate Modern

On Tuesday 22nd September 2015 the art scholars, Miss Beaumont and Mrs Nichol braved torrential rain to spend the day at The Tate Modern in London. In the morning they had a look around the permanent collection. They all practised their first-hand observational drawing skills by producing a pencil sketch of one of the twentieth century figurative paintings. However while they were drawing, the room seemed to be taken over by a mysterious sprawling blue yarn emerging from a Narnia-like wardrobe - a contemporary installation which can be seen in the photograph.

After this the students had the opportunity to see some infamous key art works of American Pop Art from the 1960s. These included Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Diptych and Roy Lichtenstein’s Wham! painting. The pop art movement began in the US and was Inspired by the colourful imagery of advertising and mass culture, which created a massive impact after the drab years of austerity following the Second world War. These bright and bold artworks were much fun for the students to reproduce using colour.

After lunch students went to see the latest exhibition, ”World Goes Pop”. In interesting continuation, as well as in contrast to the Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein pop art paintings of the morning, the exhibition focused on pop artworks produced outside the western world during the 1960s. With relatively unknown work from Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, the exhibition showed how many different cultures and countries responded to the pop art movement.

On Tuesday 22nd September 2015 the art scholars, Miss Beaumont and Mrs Nichol braved torrential rain to spend the day at The Tate Modern in London. In the morning they had a look around the permanent collection. They all practised their first-hand observational drawing skills by producing a pencil sketch of one of the twentieth century figurative paintings. However while they were drawing, the room seemed to be taken over by a mysterious sprawling blue yarn emerging from a Narnia-like wardrobe - a contemporary installation which can be seen in the photograph.

 
After this the students had the opportunity to see some infamous key art works of American Pop Art from the 1960s. These included Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Diptych and Roy Lichtenstein’s Wham! painting. The pop art movement began in the US and was Inspired by the colourful imagery of advertising and mass culture, which created a massive impact after the drab years of austerity following the Second world War. These bright and bold artworks were much fun for the students to reproduce using colour.
  
After lunch students went to see the latest exhibition, ”World Goes Pop”. In interesting continuation, as well as in contrast to the Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein pop art paintings of the morning, the exhibition focused on pop artworks produced outside the western world during the 1960s. With relatively unknown work from Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, the exhibition showed how many different cultures and countries responded to the pop art movement.

Politics, the body, domestic revolution, consumption, public protest and folk featured strongly in these non-western pop art works. This pop art featured the bright colours and bold style that we are familiar with in pop art, but it certainly didn’t seem to be a celebration of western consumer culture in this context, but rather a familiar format used to protest.‚Äč

Politics, the body, domestic revolution, consumption, public protest and folk featured strongly in these non-western pop art works. This pop art featured the bright colours and bold style that we are familiar with in pop art, but it certainly didn’t seem to be a celebration of western consumer culture in this context, but rather a familiar format used to protest.