Arts Council Meeting 26th September 2023

Topic: Working from our Imagination  Scribe: Simrah

We asked each other where our ideas come from: memories, dreams, thoughts, things we see and hear, things we like or find strange…and we looked at:

Paris Through the Window,  and Promenade, by Marc Chagall
Joseph’s Dream, and Carlo Crivelli’s Garden, by Paula Rego
Footprints, Double Self-Portrait with Bowler Hat, The Underground, and In the Street by Jean Dubuffet

After he’d done his double self-portrait Dubuffet kept putting himself in his paintings in a hat in the underground, and all the ladies wore hats too. They were very brightly-coloured, not very realistic. It was an imaginative piece. He had a moustache and was smiling. In Chagall’s painting we could see the Eiffel Tower through the window, with a man up there in the air. There is a yellow cat but it has a human face.  A man at the front is looking forwards and backwards at the same time, and he has a blue hand.
In Promenade the buildings behind him and his wife are dark green and purple.  He’s holding his wife’s hand but she’s way up in the air.

Scroll to Top