Released exclusively by the BBC, David Hockney has shared nine of his paintings and an animation. None of the paintings have been seen before and he has shared them to provide a little respite from the difficulties so many of us are experiencing during the COVID-19 crisis.
You can read the full article and see the paintings here – David Hockney shares exclusive art from Normandy.
Hastings Contemporary Art Gallery have begun video tours through the gallery using a video conferencing robot. This pioneering technology allows you to experience the gallery in real-time and promised to be a novel experience!
If you’re an Instagram fan we recommend following the feed of ‘Things Izzy Loves’ a wonderful collection of images and stories of art curated by Izzy Lauder-Frost. Izzy is an art historian and consultant with a passion for sharing art in a friendly and fun way. A brilliant way to revisit old favourites and discover new artists.
If you enjoy a bit of dressing up try the Getty Museum challenge on Twitter. The challenge is to recreate a work of Art using household items. Lots of people have already got very creative with all sorts of interesting erm ‘props’. But, if you need a bit of inspiration read this article by John Crace from his column in the Guardian of how he and his wife re-created a Piero della Francesca.
And lastly, the beautiful Firstsight gallery in Colchester (known locally as The Golden Banana) have come up with a downloadable activity pack. The pack is mainly aimed at children and young people, but is designed to be used as shared activities. It includes lots of ideas from well known artists, including a ‘nationwide wave’ from Mark Wallinger, and other contributions including Gillian Wearing, Idris Khan, and Antony Gormley to name but a few.