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Yinka Shonibare's 'Line Painting'
A statue comes to life in a magical gallery and climbs into the painting 'Line Painting' by Yinka Shonibare MBE. Inside the painting she explores Sonibare's concept of multiculturalism and origins, and his work as a conceptual artist. We learn about the techniques Shonibare uses in his compositions, and his placement within the artistic world at the time of the painting and currently. A mixture of live action, animation and elements of the painting brings the art to life and ends by encouraging viewers to discuss all of the many things that make each of us unique. First broadcast in the Learning Zone on BBC2 in April 2012 as part of the series Your Paintings. Visit the Your Paintings website to explore the UK national collection of oil paintings: bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/
Could be useful when illustrating the work of Shonibare and current British artists. In a discussion about famous artists, art history or painting. As a stimulus for debate or discussion of ethnicity, multiculturalism, origins or personality.
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