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Art students visit Tate Britain

Art students visit Tate Britain
Wednesday 1st September 2010 by C. Freeman
Year 10 and 12 students saw works by great British artists during a visit to Tate Britain. The trip, organised as part of their course syllabus, meant they saw canvases by Ben Nicholson and Patrick Heron among others, as well as a Henry Moore retrospective.

The students made sketches, notes and brought back resources to inspire further work in the classroom as the visit gave them the chance to see a range of work by influential artists.

Mr Procter said: 'Tate Britain was really good, they have a lot of mid-20th century abstract art and a room on Damien Hirst which has all sorts of strange things in it. There was a Henry Moore show that was really instructive for the students as it gave a complete overview of his work with lots of sketches and notebooks.

'At the beginning of his career he created quite realistic, quite particular studies then was influenced by south American art and it got bigger and bigger. You could see what he was influenced by and how that developed, so it becomes logical that his sculptures then have holes and look so distinctive. The exhibition was like a lesson in how to develop an idea.'

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