Starts tomorrow, very exciting !
A new commission to celebrate the first anniversary of MorethanFood, Valencia, a cooking and art space. We started this re-creation on Saturday and are going to continue on Thursday 8th December from 19.30.
El Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia celebro el Dia Internacional de los Museos con un Taller de Pintura de Sorolla
100 personas pintaron un cuadro de la Grupa Valencia
El Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia celebró el Día Internacional de los Museos 2015 con un Taller de Pintura de Sorolla coordinado por la artista plástica Británica Tina McCallan y en donde se realizó una recreación de de La grupa valenciana de Joaquín Sorolla para hacer un homenaje a uno de los más grandes artistas de Valencia.
100 personas son las que han participado en este taller que se celebro los dias 16 y 17 de mayo en donde con el Título “Mirando a Sorolla a través de cien ojos diferentes” todo el mundo que quiso pudo pintar cada uno de los 100 cuadrado de este gran lienzo de Sorolla que “La Grupa Valenciana”
El taller de pintura que fue una actividad colectiva fue todo un éxito y los asistentes no necesitaban ser artistas para participar de ello ya que los participantes podian realizar la actividad en valenciano, castellano e inglés.
La artista británica McCallan ha realizado proyectos similares en lugares como la National Gallery de Londres, el Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts de Glastonbury e incluso en la sede de las Naciones Unidas en Líbano y ahora con motivo del día internacional de los Museos y su estancia en Valencia lo ha realizado en la 2 pinacoteca de España.
Tina McCallan nos comentaba que le ha sorprendido mucho los valencianos y valencianas ya que son muy creativos, artistas y además tienen un talento especial. También nos comentaba que ha elegido el cuadro de Sorolla porque es un artista valenciano y de esta forma se fomenta la cultura y además la gente lo conoce bien.
Tina McCallan también comentaba que ha participado mucha gente ya bien sea visitando el taller de pintura como participando de la actividad. Alrededor de 250-300 personas han entrado en este taller
Tina Mc Calla nos comenta que ha dividido en 100 cuadrículas la grupa valenciana de Sorolla y la gente ha pintado una cuadrícula. Además nos comentaban que han venido grupos de familias y amigos que han estado p
El Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia celebró el Dia Internacional de los Museos con un Taller de Pintura de la Grupa de Sorolla que ha sido todo un exito de afluencia de publico y participación.
Article and photos by Javier Mesa Reig
Thanks again to The GVA Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia and Pip Seymour Fine Art Products
Press Release… “Looking at Sorolla through 100 different eyes”….
A Re-creation of ” Side Saddle” with 100 visitors to the Museum of Fine Arts, Valencia.
To celebrate International Museum Day, Artist, Tina McCallan, invites 100 people to help her Re-create this beautiful painting in the collection of the Museum by Valencian Artist, Sorolla.
Designed to break down the barriers between artist and audience McCallan invites visitors to the Museum to paint their own masterpiece in a collaborative painting performance.
From 12 noon to 12 midnight, all are welcome to take part.
A painting depicting the death of St Edmund, the former King of East Anglia, is being recreated by about 100 people in Suffolk over the weekend.
Artist Tina McCallan is running the project at Wingfield Barns, near Eye.
The recreated work is based on Brian Whelan’s painting The Martyrdom of St Edmund, which hangs in the cathedral in Bury St Edmunds.
Participants will be given a square of canvas to paint. Once complete, the new version will be displayed in churches.
The project was commissioned by David Streeter, a retired vicar from Stradbroke, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury, of which St Edmund is the patron.
Ms McCallan has carried out a number of public recreations of other works of art at places including the National Gallery, Glastonbury Festival and a Lincolnshire pizza factory.
Mr Whelan’s original painting depicts Edmund, who is believed to have been elected King of the East Angles in 855 AD, and was beheaded by the invading Danes in about 870 AD after refusing to denounce Christ.
It was completed in 2004
Ms McCallan hopes up to 100 artists and members of the public will help paint a new version. No experience of painting was necessary, she stressed.
I grid out the canvas and then copy the image into that. It’s a little like the way the Old Masters worked,” she said. About three or four people can work at the same time. Occasionally we get a bit of nudging and smudging, but people are generally very aware that others are working in close proximity. The project allows the community to create their own masterpiece… demolishing the idea that art is something elitist and inaccessible.
Painting the drawing of The Martyrdom of St Edmund The project celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury
Family paints St Edmund martyr recreation The finished painting will be displayed in a number of Suffolk churches.
Guernsey’s Princess Elizabeth Hospital has been recreating a Matisse masterpiece!
Patients, doctors and nurses have been encouraged to join in with the community arts project.
The project was made as simple as possible so that anyone, whatever their skill as a painter, could take part. The whole painting was divided up into squares and participants were given a little example of what to do – a bit like painting by numbers.
Once finished, the painting will hang in the corridors of the hospital so that staff who’ve taken part will have a permanent reminder of their artistic talent.
It was all Tina McCallan’s idea:
“When you’re in hospital, you’re sort of trapped in a hospital bed. So I thought I would create an alternative view out of the window because the window becomes your only contact with the outside world.”
Tina now has her sights set on Guernsey Prison and Police HQ.
Tina McCallan organised the recreation of a famous floral artwork at the 2009 North Show. People were invited to paint a square on canvas in their own style. The finished result was a colourful patchwork of art.
Tina’s life as an artist started in Guernsey where she studied art at the Grammar School before heading off island to pursue it as a career.
The artwork used for the North Show piece was by Gustav Klimpt and was chosen because “it’s very kind of flowery, very sugary, sweet, but the girl looks quite confrontational and that kind of reflects the theme of the Battle of Flowers,” said Tina.
Tina cut up a copy of the original painting into 200 squares and handed out the squares for people to copy. “They try to copy the colours really, but as you can see people are allowed to interpret it how they want.”
The perspective created by the different squares is “like looking through lots of different people’s eyes,” according to Tina. “It’s really interesting how one person might see pink in one particular way and another sees it in a different way, but it’s all pink.”
An interest in art that brings communities together has taken Tina from Guernsey to Germany, Turkey, London and France. She has worked on around 20 collaborative art projects, four of these in Guernsey.
“It’s always amazing, you never know how it’s going to turn out and it completely depends on who turns up … it always turns out really well, the secret is the grid, it holds the whole image together.”
Tina is still deciding what to do with the completed picture. “I’m going to talk to the organiser of the Battle of Flowers about donating it to The Princess Elizabeth Hospital to hang in their Art wing.
N.B. The picture can now be seen in the collection of the P.E.H.