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Black History Month hits the Art Department
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Black History Month hits the Art Department


Sam Cole
Sam Cole
Black History Month hits the Art Department

Year 9 art students took inspiration from Mr Malik’s BHM assembly.They looked at the work of Kehinde Wiley who has spent the last 15-20 years perfecting his own style of portrait painting. He is an African-American man, now based in New York, who famously paints in an almost hyper-realistic style portraits of black men and women. These portraits are often famous people but some are not. Wiley has an almost political approach, believing that black people of any background should and can be both the subject and the audience in a gallery.

The year 9’s really enjoyed the challenge of painting black skin tones. Here are a few of the final images:

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