Children put their spin on European masterpieces

Seven-year-old Grace Handford

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CHILDREN were invited to help make some new artworks for Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum.

Over the Easter holidays, children have been recreating six of the museum’s most well-known paintings, from Paolo Uccello’s Hunt In The Forest to Braque’s Still Life, to make a giant interactive game of matching cubes which museum visitors will be able to play with throughout May as part of the Oxfordshire Artweeks festival.


  • Jack Campbell, 11, paints Paulo Uccello’s The Hunt In The Forest

The collaborative sculptural artwork was the idea of Oxford artist Francesca Shakespeare.

Ms Shakespeare said: “By the end of the afternoon, they’d produced some great work.”

In addition to the large game of cubes, children also made and took home their own miniature version of the game featuring the six famous European masterpieces.

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