Westdale Art Battle 2020

Westdale Art Battle 2020

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Westdale Secondary School’s Art Battle, inspired by works of art from McMaster Museum of Art’s collection, opens to the wider community this year. Art Battle 2020 / online is organized by Westdale Co-op student Mirielle Pearson.

The Rules:

We’re inviting you and your family to get creative and participate in an online Art Battle from May 4 – 17, 2020.

Below are 4 pieces of art from McMaster’s art collection.
Select one to serve as your inspiration.
Create a work of art in any medium.
Share a photo of your creation on Instagram by March 14 with the #WestdaleArtBattle2020 and tag us @MacMuseum
PLEASE NOTE: Your Instagram privacy settings may prevent us from seeing your post! If you wish to submit by email instead, please send your image by May 17 to museum@mcmaster.ca with “Art Battle” in the subject line and with your name or Instagram handle if you wish to have it shared.

Final gallery of selected submissions w/ artist’s instagram handle will be shared the week of May 18.

The Inspiration:

Emile Bernard painting from McMaster Museum of Art collection
#1 Émile Bernard (French, 1868-1941)
Nature morte à la tasse et à la coupe de fruits 1887
Oil on canvas. Levy Bequest Purchase. McMaster Museum of Art Collection
French post-impressionist painter and writer. He characterizes his paintings with use of rich, pure, flat colours and heavy outline that gives the impression of medieval stained glass.
Gord Smith sculpture, McMaster Museum of Art collection
#2 Gord Smith (Canadian, born 1937)
Grinder, 1959
Welded steel. Gift of Miriam Shiell. McMaster Museum of Art Collection
Trained as an architect and engineer, Smith rose to prominence for his geometric metal and wood sculptures in the 1960s. His was commissioned to create a monumental work “Canada Screen” for Expo 67.
John Howlin painting, McMaster Museum of Art collection
#3 John Howlin (Canadian, born England, 1941 – 2006)
Victory Jump, 1984
Acrylic on canvas. Gift of Mr. Georges Loranger. McMaster Museum of Art Collection
Following a group show in London in 1963, he and the three artists exhibiting with him were dubbed, ‘The impact Makers.” This painting incorporates the use of illusion, geometric shapes, vibrant and complementary colours and lines.
Theodule Ribot painting McMaster Museum of Art collection
#4 Théodule (Augustin) Ribot (French, 1823-1891)
Les Filles du Peintre Lisant
Oil on canvas. Gift of Herman H. Levy. McMaster Museum of Art Collection
Ribot painted realistic domestic scenes, still lifes, portraits, as well as religious subjects. He liked to for paint directly from nature using strong contrasts between light and dark, as in this painting.