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London galleries inspire young artists

Published on 06/02/17

Art students at Cromer Academy have been inspired by some iconic paintings during a trip to two of London’s most famous galleries.

The group of 43 GCSE art students went to the capital on January 27 as part of their ongoing coursework.

They began by visiting the National Portrait Gallery, which houses over 200,000 portraits from the 16th century to the present day.

The Cromer students were particularly impressed with the contemporary works on show, including large-scale paintings by David Hockney and Victoria Russell.

In the afternoon the students visited the Tate Modern, on the South Bank of the Thames, home to works by modern artists including Marcel Duchamp and Salvador Dali.

Art teacher Sammy Merry said: “The students took lots of ideas from the presentation of displays and will hopefully be able to use these ideas as they move towards their final pieces after Easter.

“It was a fantastic day that left us full of inspiration!”