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Promoting art with art
Posted 27/02/2017 13:46

For nearly a decade the Upper School’s IB Arts Department has been coming up with a creative way to advertise the annual Vernissage – an evening event featuring work from a group of talented young artists, musicians and filmmakers pursuing the IB Diploma. 

Images from past years have ranged from the edgy “Last Supper,” to Renoir's "Boating Party" to a redux of the iconic 1932 photo of workers having lunch on an I-beam 87 stories above New York City, which coincided brilliantly with the Stroth Center’s construction on the Oberursel Campus.

This year’s IB Arts poster to celebrate the approaching exhibition was inspired by René Magritte’s surrealist painting the “Golconde,” 1953. IB Art teacher Yuki Hirao selected the image and finished it in consultation with her husband, Guus Floor, who is a graphic designer. The poster was somewhat complicated because of the large number of students (17) and trying to merge photos with a painting. Despite the challenges, the end result is a fantastic piece of work that once again accomplishes the task of promoting the special event in an exciting and creative manner.

To view this year's poster, as well as others from previous years, please visit the media gallery. And then mark your calendars and plan to join us on Friday, 17 March from 17:00-19:00 in the US Atrium for this year’s IB Art Vernissage.

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