Today we took a group of upper school pupils to see the Lee Miller and Picasso exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. The group of pupils were a mix of Higher Art, Photography and Higher ESOL pupils. We had a guided tour of the exhibition which featured the work of Lee Miller an American photographer who was a life long friend of Picasso and documented their friendship in her photographs. She had an amazing life and was the first person to reach and photograph Picasso’s studio after the liberation of Paris during WW2. The pupils took part by analysing some photos they thought were the best of the exhibition and learned a lot about Lee Miller and her relationship with Picasso. There were a few painting by Picasso as well in the show which the pupils were amazed to see especially the portrait Picasso painted of Lee Miller in a Cubist style.
After looking at the exhibition we walked over to Old Saint Paul’s Church to see the Alison Watt Painting there in the WW1 memorial chapel and then headed back to school hopefully inspired to create- document- express something about our own times! Well done guys it was an enjoyable trip!