Artwork of the Month

Artwork of the Month

Artwork of the Month showcases a selection of the best work from the John Lyon Art Department each month, with a work from each of Years 7 – 9, Years 10 and 11, and Sixth Form.


November 2019

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Artwork of the Month November 2019

George Allen, Year 8 | George has created this study of a dog on dictionary paper in preparation for a piece to be made in clay. The work is to be an animal head on a human body, with the animal reflecting the boy’s character and the body his chosen career.

Artwork of the Month November 2019

Roman Filippov, Year 11 | Roman has created this amazing study based on the work of Morandi. It is an incredibly detailed and beautiful observation using biro.

Artwork of the Month November 2019

Adam George, Lower Sixth | A digital work based on the juxtaposition of image. Adam has combined two images which he has digitally manipulated to create this powerful work. The image of a clown with a fairground cutting through the face is inspired by a recent Sixth Form Art visit to Margate.

 

 


October 2019

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Artwork of the Month October 2019

Finn Hardy, Year 8 | Studying how artists have explored animals through art, Finn has really focused on colour in this image of a kingfisher

Artwork of the Month October 2019

George Allen, Year 8 | like Finn, George has been looking at animals in art. Here he has demonstrated excellent observational skills and a wonderful use of mark making.

Artwork of the Month October 2019

David Self, Year 11 | David has been attending Art Club and working with Mr Brown to develop his oil painting skills. This is wonderful observational study captures the detailed tones seen in the Rhinoceros.

Artwork of the Month October 2019

Maazin Fazil, Lower Sixth | Maazin produced this digital painting using Photoshop.


June 2019

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Bartosz Slupikowski, Year 7 | Bartosz has excelled within our Botanical Art and Printmaking project, producing an intricate and detailed tonal study of an artichoke using biro. Bartosz’s study depicts the skills learnt in class, using mark making techniques such as hatching and cross hatching to create a depth of skillfully blended tone.

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Fritz Storp, Year 10 | Fritz has created this self-portrait using many photo transfers collaged onto linen, which he has then embroidered onto using a variety of alternative thickness threads. This amazing work has been selected by the Royal Academy for their young person’s summer exhibition and will be on display within the gallery this summer. This piece represents his final piece for his Portraiture and Identity personal response: a wonderful imaginative and creative piece.


May 2019

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Bartosz Slupikowski, Year 7 | Bartosz has created this copy of Picasso’s famous Weeping Woman as part of the Portraiture and Abstraction project. He has managed to master the proportions of this tricky abstract piece alongside using coloured pencils confidently to depict the vibrant range of tones.

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Yuvraj Dhunna, Year 11 | Yuvraj has been an extremely creative and productive artist throughout his GCSE, and especially driven since discovering the work of Bob Ross. This painting is a homage to Ross and reflects a concern we face in the world as we destroy nature leaving animals without their natural environment. The landscape was painted from his imagination with pace and energy and the tiger was painted separately on a piece of wood, in a hyper-realism style in contrast with the energetic freedom of the landscape. A wonderful painting.

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Maazin Fazil, Lower Sixth | Maazin produced this digital painting as a final piece for his exam. It reflects his love of Kenya and memories of his younger life within a self-portrait of him now. Maazin is able to use digital media to create this life like study with immense detail and a wonderful likeness. An imaginative and reflective portrait.


April 2019

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George Allen, Year 7 | George has created this portrait inspired by the work of Adam Neate, a British conceptual artist, as part of his exploration into the world of abstraction. He has been bold and confident in his use of colour in creating this wonderful piece based on Neate’s portraiture work.

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Paul Olalekan, Year 10 | Paul has created this hand-coloured etching as the final outcome for his Portraiture and Identity piece. The work is based on a self portrait emerged in water, floating or sinking within the space. He has used the inks expressively to create a sense of mood and sensitivity within the composition.

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Dhanesh Jegatheesan, Lower Sixth | Dhanesh has created this oil painting based on a skull and inspired by the artwork of John Lyon Art Technician Mr Nick Brown. He is exploring the role of identity, the self and our mortality in preparation for his school exams.


March 2019

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Pranay Mangat, Year 9 | Pranay has worked in Mr Brown’s Portraiture Club to create this amazing oil painting. Working alongside boys from Years 10, 11 and the Sixth Form, he has developed his technical skills and understanding of form. This is a wonderful self-portrait and a fantastic achievement for a Year 9 pupil.

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Marco Afnan, Year 10 | Marco and Sebastian (below) have both created fantastic self-portraits using etching, inspired by the work of Lucian Freud. They have explored mark making to create these sensitive and realistic pieces which capture a real likeness to both boys.

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Sebastian Tsang, Year 10 | Sebastian and Marco (above) have both created fantastic self-portraits using etching, inspired by the work of Lucian Freud. They have explored mark making to create these sensitive and realistic pieces which capture a real likeness to both boys.

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Usmaan Khan, Upper Sixth | Usmaan has created this series of photographs as part of his A-Level coursework. Exploring class, celebrity and wealth in our society, he worked with homeless people in London and through meeting them and getting to know them he was able to create these intimate portraits.


February 2019

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Vamsi Kothapalli, Year 7 | Vamsi created this wonderful pop-up book as part of his STEAM lesson, exploring paper engineering. He has researched a variety of techniques which have been applied with great precision in this work.

Ben Massey, Year 11 | Ben has created this wonderfully expressive etching based on a series of self portraits. He has created a lively and expressive portrait which captures the energy of youth.

Dhanesh Jegatheesan, Lower Sixth | Dhanesh completed this amazing oil painting at Mr Nick Brown’s portraiture club. He has developed his observational skills incredibly and has really captured not just the physical form of Fritz but an essence of his character.


January 2019

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George Allen, Year 7 | A study using oil pastels based on the paintings of still life by Paul Cézanne

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Yasseen Hassan, Year 10 | A drawn observational study of Michelangelo hands to develop observational skills

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Zak Samak, Upper Sixth | Inspired by Hermann Rorschach’s Ink Blot Tests, this piece explores symmetry, repetition and the ways in which an individual reacts to an image