Our second visit to the wonderful city of Vienna coincided with the centenary of the deaths of Gustav Klimt and…
Our second visit to the wonderful city of Vienna coincided with the centenary of the deaths of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele marked by several exhibitions. Egon Schiele died very young and his exhibition at the Belvedere Palace is a poignant journey through his brief but dramatic career.
The most famous painting in the Palace is Klimt’s Kiss which has acquired a ‘Mona Lisa-type’ notoriety and unfortunately is always surrounded by eager photographers rather than connoisseurs.
However, the main cultural event in Vienna this autumn is a historic exhibition of Pieter Bruegel at the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Three quarters of his oeuvre is on display in a beautifully designed show which feels strangely luxurious despite his earthy medieval subject matter.
Vienna boasts many gorgeous Art Nouveau buildings, most notably Karlplatz Station and the Secession Building, rechristened the Ferrero Rocher building by one wag because of its golden sphere. This year’s trip included photography students as well as Fine Artists and as we walked everywhere, they could enjoy and record the city’s photogenic vistas and skyline.
FAC Students’ Poems Selected for Poetry Competition
September 13, 2018
Two Fine Arts GCSE students and one A level student have had their poems chosen for publication in a book showcasing young…
Two Fine Arts GCSE students and one A level student have had their poems chosen for publication in a book showcasing young writers’ work called The Poetry Games- London and Essex. This was a nationwide competition in conjunction with secondary schools all over the UK, and the poems were selected based on imagination, creativity, and use of language. The Poetry Games- London And Essex is scheduled for publication on 30th November 2018.
Five of Fine Arts College’s many happy A level students celebrated receiving their top A* grades. Overall the results were…
Five of Fine Arts College’s many happy A level students celebrated receiving their top A* grades. Overall the results were up on last year with 20% A* and A grades and 50% A*-B. All five students pictured achieved A* in Fine Art and Athen Brady (left) also received A grades in Philosophy, English Literature and History of Art. Isabella Willis (centre) achieved a second A* grade, in History of Art, plus A grades in English Literature and Philosophy. Carlotta de la Noy (second from right) also won an A* grade in Textile Design.
Octavia de Clare (not shown) has secured a place at Lincoln College, Oxford to study Modern Languages with A* grades in English Literature and French and an A in Italian.
Our annual exhibition began with an eclectic screening of short films by our media students at the Everyman cinema in…
Our annual exhibition began with an eclectic screening of short films by our media students at the Everyman cinema in Belsize Park. An exceptional collection of textiles, photography and art pieces by the students were exhibited in the hall and throughout the college. Our guests enjoyed canapés and drinks in the sunny courtyard, accompanied by songs throughout the afternoon from our talented music students. Another successful exhibition, and an unforgettable day.
Our Year 10 and 11 students recently enjoyed three days in historic and multicultural capital Brussels, and port city Ghent.…
Our Year 10 and 11 students recently enjoyed three days in historic and multicultural capital Brussels, and port city Ghent. The students explored the art nouveau rich architecture and history of Brussels such as the Old England Building, a former department store from 1899 housing a ground-breaking music museum. They picnicked in the Bois de la Cambre, one of the most beautiful green spaces in Brussels. A day trip to Ghent included a visit to St Bavo Cathedral, a towering 14th century Gothic build with an impressive rare art collection.
The College was thrilled to welcome human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, who gave a talk to our Lower Sixth students…
The College was thrilled to welcome human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, who gave a talk to our Lower Sixth students on May 15th as part of our Enrichment series.
Peter is perhaps most famous for his attempted citizen’s arrests of Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe and Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono president of Indonesia. He spoke inspiringly about the importance and power of direct action that can bring under-reported human rights abuses to public attention. His work over many years for LGBT rights has helped bring about changes that now we take for granted, such as gay marriage and the acceptance of diverse sexuality in public life.
Fine Arts filmed the talk which you can view below: