Limerick Printmakers share their top recommendations to beat the boredom at home.
Limerick Printmakers top recommendations to pass the time while at home
Bored at home? Limerick Printmakers thought they would share some of their art/ printmaking related online recommendations that might help pass away the hours. Many museums around the world are offering virtual tours of amazing work on display and there are lots of videos available online for much-needed entertainment and escape.
The Hunt Museum colouring book
We are so happy to see how much you all have been enjoying our #ColouringBook and if you have a photo/video of it, please tag us as we would love to share your piece of art!
— The Hunt Museum (@HuntMuseum) March 23, 2020
The Hunt Museum have released their very own colouring book which can be printed from their website. They have designed a colouring book that features items in the Hunt Museum collection and is perfect for all ages, young and old. Please feel free to download and print a copy using this link to help keep you busy during the next few weeks.
To print the Hunt Museum colouring book, click here.
The Tate looks at artist Rebecca Horn
Rebecca Horn in the 1970s was the original artist of social distancing pic.twitter.com/sindsBzQa5
— Michael Lobel (@mlobelart) April 14, 2020
This short video on the Tate website looks at the artist Rebecca Horn and her work inspired by her time in isolation. Rebecca Horn’s sculpture ‘In the Triangle’, 1973-4, connects people and their environment. Rebecca Horn is a German visual artist, who is best known for her installation art, film directing, and her body modifications. Watch Joey from Tate Collective Producers London presents her perspective on this performative artwork.
To watch the short video on artist Rebecca Horn, click here.
Musée d’Orsay Virtual Tour
Have a look at artworks by Monet, Gauguin and many more with a virtual tour of the Musée d’Orsay in the centre of Paris on the banks of the Seine. The history of the museum and building is quite unusual. The museum was installed in the former Orsay railway station, built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. So the building itself could be seen as the first “work of art” in the Musee d’Orsay, which displays collections of art from the period 1848 to 1914.
To explore the Musée d’Orsay, click here.
The Guggenheim, New York via Google Streetview
Take a stroll around the spiral staircase of the Guggenheim, New York with Google Streetview. Committed to innovation, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation collects, preserves, and interprets modern and contemporary art, and explores ideas across cultures through dynamic curatorial and educational initiatives and collaborations.
To explore the Guggenheim, New York, click here.
J Paul Getty Museum virtual tour
Relax with a more west coast experience using the J Paul Getty Museum virtual tour. The J. Paul Getty Museum features works of art dating from the eighth through the twenty-first century, showcased against a backdrop of dramatic architecture, tranquil gardens, and breathtaking views of Los Angeles. The collection includes European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European, Asian, and American photographs.
To explore the J Paul Getty Museum, click here.
Interview discussing Yoko Ono’s ‘22 Instructions for Paintings’
Day 3. Museum is closed and we. are. bored. But Yoko Ono might just have our new favorite way to #MuseumFromHome
— @MuseumModernArt (@MuseumModernArt) March 15, 2020
If all this sightseeing leaves you inspired, have a read of this interview as a curator discusses the work’s journey to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and discusses Yoko Ono’s ‘22 Instructions for Paintings’, which aims to encourage you to ‘make the work in your mind, at home, or in the space’. Every month MoMA has a series called ‘New to MoMA’ in which they explore a recent addition to the Museum’s collection.
To read Yoko Ono’s ‘22 Instructions for Paintings’, click here.
‘What do Artists Do All Day?’ Youtube Series
And if after this, you still find yourself asking what to do with yourself all day, have a look at what Norman Ackroyd does with his, in ‘What do Artists Do All Day?’ in a two-part Youtube series. Norman Ackroyd, CBE, RA is an English artist known primarily for his aquatint work. The Youtube series explores many other artists as well for hours of entertainment and inspiration.
To watch Norman Ackroyd in ‘What do Artists Do All Day?’ and more, click here.
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