Scribe: Sultana again (thank you, Sultana)
Technical Assistant: Mohammed
- The Dance, Paula Rego
- The Falling Rocket, Joseph Turner
- Electric Light, Giacomo Balla
- Emblematic Still-Life- Jug, Flagobn and Glass
There were lots of responses to these paintings, and it was a very lively and interesting meeting.
- On a beach in the moonlight there are two dancing couples, a group of three (daughter, mother, grandmother) at the back, and a girl by herself at the front. Is she looking into her future? What time of year is it? Its dark, but people are wearing summer clothes.
- Lots of tiny lights are falling to the ground and bushes from the rocket. It’s a very dark night but we can see very small coloured dots of paint for the sparks. The only light must come from the rocket.
- Electric Light. Most people said this was their favourite. It shows a close-up of an electric street-light, when electricity was invented. Its like a light explosion. Or could it be Bonfire Night? There seems to be a gokden moon behind. It is very realistic.
- Still-Life, painted around 1560. It is very detailed and you can see light reflected on the front of the jug and flagon, and what looks like a window at the back.
Many thanks to Mohamed who offered to do the technical work, and also typed up the names of the artists and titles on the screen for us.
Congratulations to all members of the Arts Council this year, from classes 7, 8 and 9. You have made some very good contributions to our discussion!