Dulwich Picture Gallery invites you to take part in its latest competition, the ultimate challenge this time is based on Philip Haas’ four monumental fibreglass sculptures currently on display in the Gallery Gardens. The staggering, 15 foot-high, Winter, Summer, Autumn and Spring are inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s Renaissance paintings of the four seasons.
Summer holidays, school breaks are here and there has never been a better time for parents to spend some fun time in the kitchen together with their little ones. However, this competition has no age limit, pick your favourite vegetables or fruits and get creative!
Create your own self portrait using food, including fruits, vegetables, homemade meals, pizzas, your favourite sweets or even a full English breakfast!
HOW TO ENTER THE COMPETITION:
- Take a photo of the “artwork” on your plate using your camera or phone
- You could also take a photo of yourself (creating the artwork or just smiling in the camera). The resemblance will help people to vote for their favourite! (optional).
- In the description of your entry please list the foods used and any helpful tips for others to recreate your masterpiece.
Send your images to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, age and contact details.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WE RECEIVED YOUR ENTRY:
We will then upload your artwork onto Dulwich Picture Gallery’s Facebook page. Let your friends know about your competition entry, encourage them to like your photo and vote for you on the Gallery’s Facebook page.
All entries will be entered into a public vote. Two ultimate winners will be selected, one by public vote and the Artist’s Choice chosen by Philip Haas himself. There will also be an extra prize for the widest variety of foodstuffs used in one entry!
The winners of each category will have their image displayed at the Andy Warhol and Philip Haas Late Night Opening, will receive a free place on one of the Gallery’s award winning art courses, an invitation to the next exhibition Private View and a signed Philip Haas exhibition poster.
Please send us your entries no later than Friday 31 August 2012!
ABOUT THE FOUR SEASONS IN THE GALLERY GROUNDS
The Four Seasons, a set of four fifteen-foot fibreglass sculptures by American artist and film-maker Philip Haas, is the first ever public display of all four works and continues the Gallery’s commitment to displaying contemporary sculpture.
In a spectacular transformation that is typical of his work, Philip Haas has created a group of large-scale sculptures, inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s renaissance paintings of the four seasons, comprising Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
The colossal size of Haas’s sculpture accentuates the visual puzzle of natural forms –- flowers, ivy, moss, fungi, vegetables, fruit, trees, bark, branches, twigs -– as they are recycled to form four human portraits, each representing an individual season. The result is at once grotesque, earthy, and exuberant.
Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s eccentric, yet scientifically accurate, paintings of composite heads in profile were popular in the 16th century and then again in the 20th, when they were rediscovered by the Surrealists. Haas’s 21st – century reinterpretation has taken these beguiling paintings and brought them into the physical world. The idea of Arcimboldo in three dimensions is interesting as the paintings are all in profile so the face-on view is something the viewer would never have seen.