Essential Art Blog

Inspired by the Impressionists
Harrodian Art History students tell us about the paintings that inspired them at the National Gallery's After Impressionism exhibition. Lower Sixth...
Author: Hannah Kroes
Essential Art: Courtauld Classics
Harrodian’s Art History A Level students were captivated by their trip to the Courtauld collection earlier this month.
Author: Hannah Kroes
Essential Art Blog: Christmas Gallery Tour
Join our Art History Sixth Formers on their whistle-stop pre-Christmas gallery tour and read their reviews of the best current London exhibitions
Author: Hannah Kroes
Essential Art Blog: Art for All Ages
Whether it’s trips to exhibitions and galleries, visits to the school by practising artists or diverse challenges and competitions, Art Department...
Author: Hannah Kroes
Essential Art Blog: A Meeting of Minds
History of Art student, Dasha, shares her award-winning essay about a painting by artist and member of the Bloomsbury Group, Vanessa Bell. Reviewing the portrait, she finds a pair of like-minded individuals who share a deep connection, contrary to the opinion of many art critics of the time who often branded them elitist individuals.
Author: Hannah Kroes
Essential Art Blog: More than Skin Deep
History of Art students enjoyed the beauty of the ‘Pre-Raphaelite Sisters’ exhibition but wondered if the curators could have dug deeper into the way these influential women were portrayed
Author: Hannah Kroes
Essential Art Blog: Gardens of Glass
A Level History of Art students visited Kew Gardens to see Dale Chihuly's dazzling blown glass flowers and plants
Author: Hannah Kroes
Essential Art Blog: Drawn from Life
From September to February, every term time on Thursdays, at 5 pm, Harrodian’s 15 Lower Sixth art students gather in the Senior Art studio, get out...
Author: Roz Edenbrow
Essential Art Blog: Something for Everyone
Harrodian Sixth Formers studying Art, Art History and Design thoroughly enjoyed the diversity of the Frieze Art Fair
Author: Hannah Kroes
A Royal Visit
Lower Sixth Art Students visited the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition on their last trip of the year