The recent Year 9 Art Trip to The Royal Academy of Arts presented an exciting opportunity for girls to view an exhibition of the work of Jasper Johns.
Johns is an American painter, sculptor and printmaker associated with Abstract expressionism, Neo-Dada, and Pop art and referred to as one of the most important contemporary artists of our time. The exhibition offers a view of over one hundred pieces of art work produced by Johns throughout his long career.
One of the most impressive aspects of his work is his use of a wide variety of materials. At the exhibition the girls made drawings and notes in readiness for exploring his ideas and working methods in their lessons.
Year 9 also enjoyed a short visit to the National Gallery where they were able to view at first hand a variety of well known images by a wide variety of artists. Overwhelming favourite was George Stubbs’ giant portrait of a horse entitled “Whistlejacket”!