Cork school challenges students to recreate famous artwork and the results are incredible

Cork school challenges students to recreate famous artwork and the results are incredible
Laughing Fool, ca. 1500, attributed to Jacob Cornelisz Van Oostsanen. Image Credit: Carrigaline Educate Together NS.

Carrigaline Educate Together NS challenged students to put their own spin on famous works of art, using clothing and props which they had at home.

'American Gothic' by Grant Wood. Image Credit: Carrigaline Educate Together NS.
'American Gothic' by Grant Wood. Image Credit: Carrigaline Educate Together NS.

From junior infants all the way up to senior pupils in the school, the response to the CETNS Quarantine Art Project, launched by Junior Infants teacher, Rory Ward has been incredible.

The vast array of artwork recreated, which ranges from contemporary works from the likes of street artist, Banksy, to much older works of art such as Leonardo da Vinci's Lady with an Ermine, the project underscores just how creative the students in Carrigaline are.

'Bust of an Old Man in a Fur Cap' - Rembrandt. Image Credit: Carrigaline Educate Together NS.
'Bust of an Old Man in a Fur Cap' - Rembrandt. Image Credit: Carrigaline Educate Together NS.

The project is a take on the Getty Challenge, a global initiative which has seen thousands of people worldwide reimagine their favourite works of art in new and exciting ways.

Bríd Stack, a teacher in the school, said that the project has been a lovely way for the school community to virtually come together whilst in lockdown.

"Posting the images online has been great for children who may not live close to one another to see their friends.

"It's been wonderful to see how imaginative families have been with their creations. "Even if children pick the same source images their recreations are all so different," she said. 

On social media, the images created by the students at Carrigaline Educate Together NS have been lauded for their creativity.

'Lady with an Ermine' Leonardo da Vinci. Image Credit: Carrigaline Educate Together NS.
'Lady with an Ermine' Leonardo da Vinci. Image Credit: Carrigaline Educate Together NS.

"These are amazing! Not just great to look at, but it's really interesting how re-creating them makes me think about each piece again. Thanks for creating and sharing," one person wrote.

'Me and My Parrot', 1941 by Frida Kahlo. Image Credit: Cork Educate Together NS.
'Me and My Parrot', 1941 by Frida Kahlo. Image Credit: Cork Educate Together NS.

To keep up to date with the images posted by the students visit the school's Parents Association Facebook page: 

https://www.facebook.com/CarrigalineETNS/

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