Visit to IMMA

Report by Fintan D. (4th Class)

Our class went to the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) on the 20th of November 2013. We all had a great time looking at very interesting paintings. There was an exhibition of Leonora Carrington’s work. She was an amazing artist and was very influenced by Mythology, including Irish Mythology. She loved animals but she loved horses the most. She used to have a horse called Winky. She hated hunting but her dad loved hunting. She put lots of ghost and witches in her paintings and people running away. She also made up her own creatures.

Every picture was different but they were all as good each other. Leonora also made sculptures and tapestries weavings. Her tapestries and weaving were amazing and big. They were very creative. Her sculptures were amazing to. My favourite sculpture was a huge pig. The pig was made with clay and bronze.

Near the end of the tour we all made masks. I copied one of Leonoras paintings. I think mine came out pretty well.

My favourite painting by Leonora was called ‘The Feast’. It had lots of different colours and loads of animals. In the middle of the picture was a big feast. At the top of the table were two couples who were just married. In my opinion Leonora is one of the best artists in the world. Everyone had an amazing time. It was a great tour.