Art and Design KS4: What inspires contemporary painter Stuart Semple?

We join Stuart Semple at his studio where he explains how seeing Van Gogh's Sunflowers at a young age initially got him interested in art.

He also talks about how he takes inspiration from the visual lyrics in music that he listens to while in the studio - in particular, The Doors, Talking Heads and Kid Koala.

From a series of BBC Teach clips exploring the artwork of six UK-based leading artists.

Teacher Notes

This clip could be used to inspire students to produce their collage or other artwork using their favourite music and/ or lyrics as an inspiration.

Curriculum Notes

These clips will be relevant for teaching Art and Design at GCSE/KS4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/5 or Higher in Scotland.

The topics discussed will support OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 4/5 and Higher in Scotland.

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Contemporary British artist Stuart Semple
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