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The Arts are a reflection of our natural desire to express ourselves, our God given creativity & artistic talent.
On the far left we see a massive Delft Blue vase with an unexpected reversal of mosaic tiles as the background that links with the mirrored mosaic around the corner. The Mirror represents the 7th Day of Creation.....the notion of God resting and reflection of what he created & found to be good. Mosaic is one of the earliest forms of functional decoration. The Delft pottery refers to 3D art & craft and the Dutch heritage of our school with its links to the Dutch Reformed Church in Campbelltown in the early 1980s.
The second sub-panel depicts Fra Angelica’s The Annunciation (c1436) portraying Mary receiving the Angel’s message that she will give birth to Jesus. This painting is also important as it is one of the first early Renaissance works to use perspective to draw the eye to the central figure at a focal point. The Gregorian chants in latin and the medieval musicians show how our knowledge of history and the Bible has been carried by musicians during the through psalms, sonnets and chants at a time when most were illiterate.
The third sub-panel refers to Giottos Flight into Egypt depicting Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus evading Herod. This image morphs into the Starry Night imagery on Vincent Van Gogh whose work ushered in greater emotion in Art through expressive colour and brushstrokes.
The fourth sub-panel is a birdseye view of Torrens Valley in the style of Russian artist Kandinsky as music and art becomes more experimental in the 1920 between the 2 World Wars. This image contains the letter E in JESUS; see if you can find it!
The last sub-panel finishes with child art and was largely done by our reception and Year 1 students. This colourful panel forms the link between the next series based on language and the written word.