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Grade 4 Field trip to Kiran Nadar Museum of Art Pathways Noida
Learning is not confined to the four walls of our classroom. It happens best when it's experienced and explored.
True to this, students of grade 4 visited the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Noida on 24th October.
The students were greeted by enormous elephant sculptures that were created as part of the Elephant Parade India that was held in Mumbai in February this year. These masterpieces were created by various Indian tribal artists, designers and celebrities. Each sculpture was made of a different material and conveyed a special message. Next was an exhibition of modern art paintings done by famous painters like FN Souza, Akbar Padamsee, J Sultan Ali and many more. They noticed that their paintings were depicting images, figures, motifs, lines and each had a story to tell. Students spent some time studying a beautiful room size painting by famous Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi. They were able to identify that the painting depicted both violence and beauty. They were intrigued by Ms. Pushpamala N's work. After a careful observation, they identified that the subject of all the photos was the artist herself. The facilitator Ms. Soumya discussed the artist's work at length and we were very happy to see children identify the symbolism in the artwork. Students also witnessed various other forms of art like murals made using clay, art pieces made out of paper pulp and rice paper.
The trip to Kiran Nadar museum reinforced the importance of colours and symbols and the message the artists were trying to convey. Following the tour of the museum, students created their own art pieces using crayons, drawing inspiration from a recent experience or happening around them, that had triggered their emotions.