This week has been art week at school for DS. I am sure many ten year old boys love art. DS is not one of them! He would much rather do a whole week of maths or science; in fact, probably anything else. He is colour blind, and finds art incredibly frustrating.
Tomorrow he has to dress up as an artist, or as something inspired by a painting. This produced much discussion in our house. His sister thought he should put on a hoody, carry a spray can and go as Banksy, the elusive graffiti artist. As an essentially law-abiding citizen, DS was not keen. I suggested playing with face paints and going as the tormented soul from Munch's "The Scream". He wasn't terribly happy with that idea either!
|Image from Wikipedia|
This is very loosely based on Mondrian's "Composition" series. I have seen one of the originals in the Tate Modern in London and, to be honest, I was a bit nonplussed by it. However, it was remarkably easy to imitate with coloured felt and insulation tape! I should think Mondrian would be turning in his grave, but now I have an excuse to take the children to see the original.