Today musician and pop culture icon Jarvis Cocker is launching a new initiative to encourage young people and families to visit art galleries and museums, as new research reveals that young people would like to know more about art.
One in 10 children think that Vinnie Jones painted the Mona Lisa the survey suggests whilst others give credit to actor Leonardo Di Caprio for painting Leonardo Da Vinci’s 16th century iconic portrait.
Children also thought that Arsenal striker Robin van Persie and former England Cricketer – Darren Gough painted Vincent Van Gogh’s 19th century ‘Sunflowers’ masterpiece. 60% of 12 year olds think Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ is a Band. The poll of 1000 children found that 1 in 5 (21%) children think that Jean-Claude Van Damme painted Claude Monet’s ‘Waterlilies’.
The research reveals that 1 in 8 UK children admitted that they had never been to an art gallery or museum but 1 in 3 young people would like to learn more about modern and classical art. Almost half of children said exploring a museum or art gallery as part of a family day out would help them develop a better appreciation of art.
In response, Eurostar is on 30 April launching Culture Connect - a partnership of 15 galleries and museums in London, Paris and Brussels. Artists, students from St Martins College of Art and Design and local school children will be at St Pancras International to create a modern mural depicting world famous works of art from the galleries including the TATE and Les Galeries Nationales in Paris.
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Jarvis Cocker Launches New Art Initiative
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Today musician and pop culture icon Jarvis Cocker is launching a new initiative to encourage young people and families to visit art galleries and museums