Sunday, 10 September 2017

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
 29 September 1571 – 18 July 1610

His paintings, which combine a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, had a formative influence on Baroque Painting  
Caravaggio combined close physical observation with a dramatic, even theatrical, use of chiaroscuro.

 (the shift from light to dark with little intermediate value).

Go see Caravaggios 'Taking of Christ' at the National Gallery of Ireland

Friday, 10 March 2017

Artist of the Month : March

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simone
6 March 1475 - 18 February 1564

An Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance. He was considered the greatest living artist in his own time. A number of his pieces rank among the most famous artworks in existence

He sculpted two of his best known pieces before the age of 30, The  Pieta and David. His first love was sculpture and he had a low opinion of painting saying '....
Inspire of this he completed two of the most influential frescos in Western Art, The Sistine Chapel Ceiling and The Last Judgment.

He excelled as an architect designing works such as St. Peter's Basilica Rome.

6th Year
Mock Craft Exams

6th Years displayed a variety of crafts in their Mock Exams. Poster, Lino Printing, Puppetry, Screen Prnting, Bookcraft, Clay modelling and Calligraphy were all completed.