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Year 3 to speak at Senior chapel on Van Gogh Art project

Year 3 to speak at Senior chapel on Van Gogh Art project

A group of Preparatory School pupils will be speaking about their work surrounding one of the greatest artists in history at a special event.

The Year 3 class at Rydal Penrhos will hold an assembly of the entire Senior School next month, where they will be discussing what they have learned about world renowned artist Vincent Van Gogh.

Under the expert guidance of Art teacher Suzy Morris, the pupils have been studying the work of Van Gogh throughout the academic year, and using his self-portrait examples to come up with some creations of their own.

This has resulted in some fantastic paintings across all year groups, with most proudly displayed throughout the Prep School for everyone to enjoy.

Following the conclusion of their topic, the group will speak about their findings during a special chapel at Rydal Penrhos’ Senior site.

Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art.

In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last two years of his life.

They include landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits, and are characterised by bold colours and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art.

His suicide at 37 followed years of mental illness and poverty.

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