Year 2 explore Sandra Silberzweig & Picasso
November 16, 2021

Year 2 pupils at Rydal Penrhos have been exploring two renowned painters as part of their early artistic development with Mrs Morris.

Some truly exceptional work has been produced by all year groups at Rydal Penrhos since the start of the academic year within the Prep site’s impressive Art facility. Another fine example of this emerged from Year 2 recently, who studied two iconic artists before using their specific methods to create some stunning pieces.

Pupils took time to study the work of Pablo Picasso, who devoted himself to an artistic production that contributed significantly to the whole development of modern art in the 20th century for 80 years before his death in 1973.

Picasso is lauded for the invention of Cubism with the artist Georges Braque, which they created around 1907.

The second artist under the microscope was Sandra Silberzweig, a contemporary artist from Toronto. She has a condition called synesthesia, which is a crossing of the senses.

This means that she may “hear” colours or “see” music.

Once Year 2 pupils had found out more about the artists and examined their work, they were then tasked by Mrs Morris to create their own portraits using wax resist. Something which brought some outstanding designs.

Rydal Penrhos Year 2 Art


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