Is it Art?

We had a trip to London on Weds.  The focus was an exhibition on Celts: Art and Identity.  I wasn’t able to take photos in there so you’ll have to settle for the programme and Sam’s entry into his Book of Centuries.   It was a fantastic exhibition, the intricate nature of some of the metalwork is breathtaking.

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20160108_1We were accompanied by some friends and the children managed a very respectable level of concentration.  We decided not to push our luck and try for more of the British Museum, instead we took a long walk through the city down to the Tate Modern.

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I’ve said before that the best thing about the Tate are the views back across the river to the city and the turbine hall.  I love the architecture and Sam loves to play there.
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I haven’t changed my mind!  I just don’t get most of the exhibits, many look like randomly abandoned bits or children’s scribble, and then you get stuff like this…

SAM_2122It is supposed to represent exactly what it looks like apparently!  How is that art?

I’m not totally against modern art.  Sam and I are looking at Surrealism this half term and while not something I would put on my wall, I can see the artistic merit.

This week’s focus was on dreams.  We looked at Paul Nash’s Landscape from a Dream  and I gave Sam the task of a piece of artwork based on one of his own dreams using any medium he liked.  He chose sketchwork and coloured pencils,

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