A group of Art pupils at Rydal Penrhos got the chance to expand their knowledge around the subject at one of the most prominent venues in the country.
The contingent, led by Head of Art Mark Sherrington, took a trip to the Tate Gallery in Liverpool on Thursday, February 7, where they took in a wealth of exhibitions and exceptional creations from some of the world’s leading artists.
This included the Op Art Focus exhibit, which detailed the pioneering artists involved in the inception and progression of Optical Art from the 1960’s until the present day.
Its leading figures included Bridget Riley, Jesus Rafael Soto and Victor Vasarely, who combined lines, geometric shapes and eye popping colour to create artworks that fool the eye.
Another notable highlight of the visit was the outstanding exhibition featuring the work of Fernand Léger, who was renowned for was enthralled by the vibrancy of modern life throughout the eatrly 20th century.
His paintings, murals, film and textiles were infused with the bustle and rhythm of the metropolis and Léger drew on photography and new forms of communication that boomed during the ‘mechanical age’ such as typography, advertising and graphic design.
This is the latest in a series of cultural trips put on across various departments at Rydal Penrhos throughout the academic year, which gives each pupil living and learning at the school a broader perspective of their chosen subject that they may not necessarily receive during classroom hours.