Posts Tagged ‘Gallery’

The Scream

May 7, 2012

It was on this day in 1994 that Edvard Munch’s masterpiece The Scream was recovered after having being stolen three months earlier from the National Gallery in Oslo. Last week a pastel version of the work became the most expensive artwork to be sold at auction, fetching an astonishing £74m.

You can learn more about the artist and his work here at the Munch Museum in Oslo.



February 13, 2012

Think of this as a classy version of Mr Potato Head. Drag the Picasso-style features (faces, eyes, noses etc.) onto the blank canvas, add your signature and save for others to enjoy. Endless fun!

[Thanks to GF for this suggestion]

University of Portsmouth art collection

December 10, 2011

The BBC recently featured three of the paintings we have here in the Library:

Why not come and visit and view the many others that decorate the walls.  There’s a handout on the subject at the reception desk if you want a short guide.

Your Paintings

June 27, 2011

The BBC has just launched a new website that aims to showcase the entire UK national collection of oil paintings. 63,000 items have been added for the launch and their aim is to include all the estimated 200,000 oil paintings that can be found in public institutions, including museums, libraries, hospitals and town halls. The University Library has quite a sizable collection of paintings and we have already submitted three works that you can find on the site.

Legobama… America’s Finest Immortalised in… Lego!

January 31, 2009

It seems that you can make absolutely anything out of Lego – as this picture of Barack Obama demonstrates…

However, if you’re more interested in things made out of lego than you are in people made out of the stuff, take a look at these other works of art…

Pinhole Photography

January 18, 2009

In this day and age digital cameras have made it possible for everyone to take beautiful photographs… but for those who would like to produce something a little different, why not give pinhole photography a try? Without a lens and built-in shutter speed, pinhole cameras take unique pictures with a soft, dreamlike quality. For an example of this, take a look at Roseanne Olson’s gallery.

and then, why not make a pinhole camera of your own and start taking your own unique pictures?

Happy snapping!