Art Project course gallery No. 6

Art Project: the State Hermitage Museum

This week’s brief saw us set off for our monthly virtual research trip where we headed east to the State Hermitage Museum, in St Petersburg, Russia, to explore the building and the collection via our laptops and Google Maps technology.

The first-class collection includes work by Durer, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velasquez, Van Gogh and Picasso, as well as artefacts including Faberge eggs, Roman and Greek sculpture, furniture, armour and tapestries, set in very grand, ornate surroundings

Here’s a selection of artwork and prepatory studies made by some of the Art Project course artists taking part in the project.

Look out for another gallery of work coming soon…

Vanda – Lockdown: The Hermitage Collections In Storage
Acrylic on paper

John Cutler – Matisse Gathering in a Kandinsky Landscape
Acrylic and collage on paper
John Cutler – Hermitage Cacophony
Collage: paper on paper

SRW – Lady in Black (after Renoir)
Graphite on paper

SRW – Portrait of Lydia Delectorskaya (after Matisse)
Gouache and ink on paper

Chris – Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Homage to Matisse)
Acrylic on paper

Dieter – The Absinthe Drinker (after Picasso)
Acrylic on paper
Lynn Laws – Two Women (After Picasso’s Two Sisters)
Pastel on paper
Lynn Laws – Study of Michelangelo’s Crouching Boy
Charocoal & graphite on paper

Maurice – Perspective Analysis
Ink on paper

Maurice – The Three Graces I – The Twenty Column Hall
Graphite and charcoal with digital image

Maurice – The Three Graces II – Oppression, Opposition and Opulence
Collage with digital images

Harriet – Daggers and Dagger Cases (Yemeni Collection at the Hermitage)

Ink and graphite on paper

Harriet – Fantasy Clock (after Yemeni collection in Hermitage Museum)
Mixed media and  collage: paper on paper
Jane C – Catherine the Great at the Hermitage (After Picasso)
Gouache on paper
Lorna Howell – Hands at the Hermitage
Mixed media
Jill C. – Child with a Whip (After Renoir)
Watercolour on paper

Jane Goddard – ‘Yes, more vases – but look up!’
Acrylic on paper

Paula – Inspired by the main staircase of ‘The Winter Palace’
Acrylic on calico with lace and buttons

Paula – Inspired by Burnt by the Sun’ directed by Nikita Mikhalkov (1936)
Hand-sewn thread and buttons on fabric

Hilary – Just Wanted A Chocolate Bar
(Inspired by Pietro Tenerani’s Psyche in a Faint)
Acrylic on paper
Jo Melhuish – Artists’ Models Day Out At The Beach
Acrylic on paper
Sylvie Fenton – Une journée à l’Hermitage de Saint Petersbourg
Ink and watercolour on paper
Jill T – Winter Landscape “mashup” Kandinsky and von Klever
Acrylic and watercolour on paper
Jill T. – Just Before We Closed
Ink on paper