building/painting

Choose one work of art from the list in Group A, and one building from the list in Group B, and, in not more than 2,500 words, answer the questions ‘What relationships can you see between the painting or sculpture and the built work you have chosen? What does the painting or sculpture suggest to you in looking at and interpreting the built work?’

Group A Paintings and Sculpture
In the National Gallery:
1. Bronzino, Allegory of Venus and Cupid (room C)
2. P. de Hooch, A Woman and Her Maid in a Courtyard (Room 25) 3. W. Claesz Heda, Still Life:
Pewter and Silver Vessels and a Crab
(room 16)
4. N. Poussin, Landscape with Man washing feet by a
Fountain (room 19)
5. G. Seurat, Bathers at Asnières (room 44)
In the Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand (admission free with your UCL Identity Card)
6. E. Manet, Bar at the Folies Bergères (Wolfson room, level 1)
In Tate Modern (use the free plan of the Museum to locate the works):
7. J. Miró, Painting (1927) (level 2, Surrealism, room 2)
8. P. Mondrian, Composition B (no. III) with Red, 1935, (Level 4,
Structure and Clarity, room 2)
9. A. Giacometti, Hours of the Traces (1930), (Level 2, Surrealism,
room 2)
10. Picasso, The Three Dancers (1925) (Level 2, Surrealism, room
2)
12. Richard Hamilton, Just What is it that Makes Today’s Homes so
Different, so Appealing? (1956) (Level 3, Richard Hamilton Exhibition – you will need to pay to enter this)
Group B Buildings (References are to Jones and Woodward A Guide to the Architecture of London,
4th ed., 2009)
-St Stephen Walbrook (L26)
-Chiswick House (T6) (until 31 March weekends only 10- 4; from 1st April, 10-6 Sun, Mon, Tue,
Wed & Bank Holidays, closed Thu, Fri and Sat, admission £5.70/£5.10 concessions)
-Christ Church, Spitalfields (open Sunday 1-4, Tuesday 11-4 and, usually, Mon – Fri 11-4) (H6)
-Sir John Soane’s Museum, Lincolns Inn Fields (open Tuesday – Saturday, 10-5) (K67)
-All Saints, Margaret Street (K93)
-The Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand (K107d)
-Palm House, Kew Gardens (T15) (Open daily from 9.30, admission with student ID, £12.50)
-Goldfinger House, 2 Willow Road NW3 (B20e) (open from 1 March Wed to Sun, 11-5pm; guided tour only 11, 12, 1 and 2, non-guided viewing 3-5, admission £6/free to National Trust members; enquiries and bookings 020 7435 6166)
-Economist Building, St James’s Street, (K176) -Royal Festival Hall, South Bank (K163)
-Queen Elizabeth Hall. Purcell Room & Hayward Gallery, South Bank (K177)
-Lisson Gallery, 52-4 Bell Street, NW1 (F60) -Peckham Library (U52)

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