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Checking Out Yan Pei-Ming

Recently, DHE students visited the Qatar Museum Authority’s Katara Annex for a tour and workshop of Chinese artist Yan Pei-Ming’s “Painting the History” which will be in Doha through January 12, 2013.

 

In the exhibit, Pei-Ming examines the history of revolution, and proposes the question of which had more influence – the revolutionary, or those trying to stop a revolution?

After seeing the exhibit, students used shading techniques with photographs from Pei-Ming’s Wall of Portraits to mimic some of the brush effects he put into his work.

 

Yan Pei-Ming's Wall of Portraits.

Yan Pei-Ming’s Wall of Portraits.

Students display their work after a QMA workshop at Katara.

Students display their work after a QMA workshop at Katara.

Spike compares his work to others done in the QMA Qatara workshop.

Spike compares his work to others done in the QMA Qatara workshop.

Fascinated by Flowers

DHE students gather beside the life-like blow-up statue of the artist at the entry to Murakami’s Doha exhibition.

Doha Home Educators were pleased to be able to take advantage of a fantastic exhibit sponsored by the Museum of Islamic Art. Renowned Japanese artist Takashi Murakami has been in Doha since February. If you’ve not gotten a chance to see this yet, get there this weekend – the exhibit closes 24 June!