While Mr. Hirst is a controversial artist, I think his spot paintings are a perfect way to introduce young children to contemporary art.
Cupric Nitrate, 2007
Household gloss on canvas
And while my 3 year old may not ensure all spots are equilateral in distance, she knows how to draw a circle, and how to colour within the lines, so spending some of our (many hours a day of) art time working on something like this could be incredibly fun, and perhaps we'll have a gallery showing of our own (...in the playroom...it's super exclusive!)
Or you can make like Jordan and develop some grown-up spot paintings to adorn your walls, for, you know, hundreds of thousands of dollars less than buying a new Hirst.
|(photo by: Oh Happy Day! )|
I remember seeing a Matisse exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery when I was just a tyke. At the end they had an excellent art area where you could attempt to make your own Matisse-inspired creation. What fun! I love kid-friendly museums and galleries!
The Snail, 1953
gouache on paper
(I mean, look at that! Totally kid do-able!)