York Art Gallery

York Art Gallery – More portraits

Our second visit to York Art Gallery involved looking at Vanitas paintings. These use symbols within the painting to represent learning and time – particuarly how little time we have. In the galleries we identified this in paintings by the use of skulls, egg timers, dead animals and fruit. This was a popular form in […]

York Art Gallery – Portraits!

Today we visited York Art Gallery for the first of two sessions with Griselda. The theme for the day was ‘portraits’ – in particular ‘pose’ and ‘expression’. We looked at paintings in the actual portrait gallery and studied two in more detail – what could we see in the paintings? What could we detect about […]