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Who are our classes named after?

Here at Wheatfield, we love art so we decided to celebrate this by naming our classes after significant people in art.

 

YR R are called Goldsworthy

Arts4All | Mountain View | Community School of Music & ArtsArt and Nature: Andy Goldsworthy | Design: A Beginner's Handbook

Andy Goldsworthy is a British sculptor, land artist and photographer who is known for his work created outside by materials he finds on site. He grew up in Yorkshire and studied art in Bradford. He found he preferred working outdoors using objects such as rocks, snow, leaves, ice and other natural objects available to him. Once he completed his art, he then photographs his creations. He has had many solo exhibitions and received an OBE in 2000.

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YR 1 are called Kandinsky

 

Wassily Kandinsky - Wikipedia Wassily Kandinsky — 610 artworks, biography, books, quotes, articlesWassily Kandinsky — 610 artworks, biography, books, quotes, articles

 

Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian painter and art theorist.He is generally credited as the pioneer of abstract art. He was born in Moscow, where he graduated at Grekov Odessa Art school. Kandinsky began painting studies (life-drawing, sketching and anatomy) at the age of 30. A common theme among Kandinsky's first seven Compositions is the apocalypse.He moved to France in 1933 and this is where he created much of his prominent work.

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YR 2 are called O’Keeffe

 

Georgia O'Keeffe - Wikipedia Georgia O'Keeffe – Exhibition at Tate Modern | TatePetunias, 1924 by Georgia OKeeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe is best known for her paintings of magnified flowers, animal skulls, and New Mexico desert landscapes. O’Keeffe studied art in both New York and Chicago before taking on commercial work and teaching positions in order to sustain herself. Her work took her across the United States and she lived in several different cities, taking art classes during the summer months and seeking to find her own personal style. Making her debut a century ago, in 1916, O’Keeffe was immediately recognised as a trailblazing artist, while today her legacy as an American art icon and a pioneer of twentieth-century art is widely recognised.

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YR 3 are called Monet

Claude Monet 1899 Nadar crop.jpgClaude Monet: The Truth of Nature Claude Monet (1840–1926) | Essay | The Metropolitan Museum of Art |  Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Claude Monet was a French painter and founder of impressionist painting.Monet was raised in Le Havre, Normandy, and became interested in the outdoors and drawing from an early age. He went on to study at the Académie Suisse, where he was a classmate of Auguste Renoir. His early works include landscapes, seascapes, and portraits, but attracted little attention. Frequently exhibited and successful during his lifetime, his fame and popularity soared in the second half of the 20th century when he became one of the world's most famous painters and a source of inspiration for other artists. 

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YR 4 are called Hockney

A rare $35 million David Hockney painting will soon be up for auction - CNN  StyleA rare $35 million David Hockney painting will lead the upcoming Phillips  contemporary sale. Paintings : Works | David Hockney

David Hockney is one of the most important painters of the 20th century. Born in Bradford in 1937, Hockney was one of the big artists involved in the pop art movement in the 1960s. Pop art was a style of art that was bright, full of colour. It was made by lots of young artists who felt that the art they saw in galleries was a little bit boring. Hockney liked to paint the seasons, swimming pools and people!

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YR 5 are called Lowry

 

L. S. Lowry - 136 artworks - painting Coming Out of School', L.S. Lowry, 1927 | Tate Industrial Landscape', L.S. Lowry, 1955 | Tate

Laurence Stephen Lowry was an English artist. His drawings and paintings depict Pendlebury, Lancashire, where he lived and worked for more than 40 years, Salford and its vicinity. Lowry is famous for painting scenes of life in the industrial districts of North West England in the mid-20th century. He developed a distinctive style of painting and is best known for his urban landscapes with human figures, often referred to as "matchstick men". Lowry holds the record for rejecting British honours (five), including a knighthood (1968).

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YR 6 are called Escher

M C Escher — Cocktail Art Co.10 Works to Meet M.C. Escher |It's No Illusion: M.C. Escher's Mind-Bending Works Are Coming to Brooklyn  in a Blockbuster Exhibition | artnet News

Maurits Cornelis Escher is one of the world’s most famous graphic artists. His art is admired by millions of people worldwide.He was born in Leeuwarden. He is most famous for his so-called impossible drawings, such as Ascending and Descending and Relativity. During his lifetime, Escher made 448 lithographs, woodcuts and wood engravings and more than 2000 drawings and sketches.

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