Saturday, November 14, 2009

More curling, twirling and swirling ...............

Toni Hoffmann, Form V, chose an underwater image to respond to the words 'curling, twirling, swirling ..........' etc.
The fluid movement, vibrancy of colour and bright light captured in her painting is wonderful!

Francis Bacon Exhibition ' A Terrible Beauty'

The Francis Bacon Exhibition at the Hugh Lane Gallery that was featured on last Saturday's post, runs until March 7th 2010.  Link  here to the Irish Times slide show on the Francis Bacon Exhibition, 'A Terrible Beauty'.
Study for a Self -Portrait

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday's Photo

Box Brownie
 Sccart hopes to be able to publish a photo, or two, every Friday. Friday's Photo (different from Photo of the Week as seen in the Buttery Passage, though not necessaraly different) will be the work of the pupils of the college. Perhaps in time we may even see photos shot by people in the greater college community. Feel free to submit your photographs to the Art Department for publication on the SccArt blog. 

Our first photographic publication is from Tom Crampton, Form IV. Seen below are two photos, both taken with a Nikon D40 digital camera.
The first is a photo of a window, shot on the streets of Antalya in Turkey.
The second photo of water dripping from a leaf, was taken in the photographers back garden.


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Studio 8 @ IMMA

Published in the Culture section of yesterdays Irish Times was an exciting way for teenagers to approach art!

A drop-in centre at the Irish Museum of Modern Art offers teenagers an opportunity to develop their own work alongside those of famous artists.
Irish Museum of Modern Art logo
STUDIO 8, a small space in the picturesque grounds of Kilmainham’s Irish Museum for Modern Art (Imma), is slowly establishing itself as a creative place for the next generation of Irish artists.
Studio 8 is available on Saturdays for students on a drop-in basis between 11am and 4pm from November 14th to December 12th and next year between early March and late April.
Click here to read the rest of the article in the Irish Times.

Form III Drawing and Painting

Katie Ridge                             Form III

Rachel Rogers                                          Form III

Lilly Guinness                                          Form III

Katie Ridge                                     Form III

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Anti-War Painting - Pablo Picasso's Guernica.

Rememberance Sunday was three days ago and this morning the College  commerates the people who died in WWI with the Act of Rememberance in Chapel Square. There are many works of art which portray the theme of war. One such painting is the depiction of the massacre of Guernica by Pablo Picasso.

 Picasso's Guernica is considered one of the greatest paintings of the 20th Century. It is one of the most celebrated anti-war paintings. The painting depicts Picasso's reaction to the atrocities suffered by the people of Guernica when it was bombed in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. However, it has become a symbol for the misery suffered in all wars.

The video link below brings to life, the Pieta-like figure of the grief-stricken woman holding her child and the screaming horse. The image of a figure holding a lamp is often considered to be a symbol of enlightenment.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Curling, twirling,swirling....

Twisting, Bending,Curling, Twirling, Swirling, Unfurling..............

These are some of the words that inspired Daniel Roden, Form V, for his depiction of smoke from an extinguished candle.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A tribute to the Frog Blog and sccenglish

The Art Department wishes to thank the Frog Bloggers and sccenglish for their welcoming and encouraging words. We at the Art Department have a lot to learn about blogging and at present can only dream of running as successful a blog as theirs. By way of thanking them for advice and encouragement we are dedicating today's post to these departments.

In our archive we managed to find a watercolour painting of an amphibian of which we hope the Frog Blog will approve!

Frog by Stephanie Doig (OC)

 Portrait of J.M.Synge by J.B.Yeats.
John Millington Synge, who featured on yesterday's English Department blog, and the focus of first activities last night, is often overlooked for his contribution to photography. His photographs document the people of Ireland, at the turn of the last century.

Below are a few of J.M. Synge's photographs of people on the Aran Islands.