Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Review: Staatsgalerie for kids

A friend recommended kids tours in Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart's big art gallery.
We went there on Mother's Day this year. There was a pop art exhibition called "Op+Pop"which I wanted to see anyway. Our tour guide, a young woman, did a wonderful job: She explained screenprint (Siebdruck) with some items she brought She did it in such a simple way that I finally got it too! :-) She showed us a picture of New York where the artist used more than 200 different printings until he was finished! See this picture called "D-train" of Richard Estes here and learn more: Stuttgarter Zeitung
Pop art started in the 1960s. Famous artists are Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns.
What I didn't know at all, there was a close connection to Stuttgart area and the pop art artists: They had their pictures printed for example at the printing plant Domberger in Filderstadt.
I have to say that I learned more at this childrens tour than I recall of some adults tours!
Afterwards children were invited to be creative in the atelier. 

1 comment:

  1. thats so cool! Its amazing how much more I listen and admire, as an adult, than I did as a child. I've learned so much by helping my kids with their home work, tours, etc. What a beautiful place too! Thanks for sharing your culture and history with me.