Secrets of the Wallace: The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1767)

Secrets of the Wallace: The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1767)

Hello I’m Chistobel and I’m Niamh and today we are going to be discussing decadence, agency and ambiguity in Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s best known painting, The Swing. Here to give us some insider knowledge is Curatorial Assistant Carmen Holdsworth-Delgado. Could you give us some information about how The Swing came into being? A poet’s accounts has […]

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‘We don’t tackle art, we tackle hate.’ – BBC Young Reporter

‘We don’t tackle art, we tackle hate.’ – BBC Young Reporter

Young people you should be taught from a young age that this is their community they should have pride where they come from. When me and my friends walk to school we realised that there’s a lot of graffiti which isn’t necessarily good. If you get a jet wash, if we get a couple sponges, […]

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Trailer | Secondary Art and Design Education with City Year UK | The National Gallery, London

Trailer | Secondary Art and Design Education with City Year UK | The National Gallery, London

The paintings, I really enjoyed looking at them and finding out about them. One of the paintings told their whole life story. I wouldn’t expect that. I wasn’t really into old stuff until I came here. Then… it changed.

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Do Schools Kill Creativity? – Sir Ken Robinson with Sadhguru At Los Angeles

Do Schools Kill Creativity? – Sir Ken Robinson with Sadhguru At Los Angeles

We are creatures that grow from small beginnings and what we grow into depends on several factors one it’s the conditions that surround us and one is the extent to which we engage with the life within us for the past probably 20 years more education has become a strategic issue around the world you […]

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Mindfulness in Schools: Richard Burnett at TEDxWhitechapel

Mindfulness in Schools: Richard Burnett at TEDxWhitechapel

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Peter van de Ven The Mindfulness in Schools Project was created when some teaching colleagues and I shared an ambition to bring together two things that were really close to our hearts. One was mindfulness practice, which we’d be doing for many years, and the other was the art of classroom […]

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A Painting by Watteau: A Conservation Project

A Painting by Watteau: A Conservation Project

Antoine Watteau has always been seen as the most important French painter of the early eighteenth century. He died at the age of 37, very young and his short career spanned the time of the last years of Louis XIV and of the Regency Some of the paintings that one can see at the Wallace […]

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Crossrail Art Programme – Whitechapel station artwork announced

Crossrail Art Programme – Whitechapel station artwork announced

Hi, my name is Chantal Joffe and I’m a painter. Crossrail is putting art into some of the stations on the Elizabeth line and I’m working on the one for Whitechapel, which is a priviledge. My idea of a really nice way to spend a Sunday is to walk up to Whitechapel, Brick Lane. Working […]

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Emma Zaria, an artist from Hackney who works at Kings Cross Station – Londoner #33

Emma Zaria, an artist from Hackney who works at Kings Cross Station  – Londoner #33

Art is a great therapy. I work in London King’s Cross where I work for the railway, and I just deal with the public, customer service. Working on King’s Cross is really stressful, dealing with so many people that are travelling all over. I still do like Newcastle because I go there to see my […]

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Exhibition Insight | Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure | The National Gallery, London

Exhibition Insight | Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure | The National Gallery, London

Betsy Wieseman: Dutch depictions of musical subjects give us a glimpse of what life was like in the 17th century — how they loved music! There was music in the taverns; there was music in the church… Richard Egar: The nouveau riche, all the rich traders, were having musical parties at their houses — it […]

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