WEEK 4 – EVERYDAY FASHION
Are you ready for Summer Challenge Week 4?
This week, clothes and costumes in our collection inspire our art challenge.
What do our clothes say about us?
Our appearance is often a reflection of our identity. One way we can learn about one another is by looking closely at the way we dress. People change their clothes depending on different occasions or place. In artworks, people’s clothes serve a specific purpose, sometimes to identify who they are, to describe their personality, highlight their status, or reveal their cultural background.
- How would you describe the way you dress?
- How does your style of clothing change based on where you are going?
- What type of clothes give you confidence? Why?
INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP SESSION
Every Tuesday participate in our 90 minute interactive workshop session linked the theme of the week.
- Children (6-12) at 11:00
- Teenagers (13-16) at 14:00 with MAS Art Studio
Let’s look at costumes in our permanent collection.
SKETCH AND DRAW!
1. Design a piece of jewellery.
2. Draw your favourite outfit.
3. Draw yourself in your Eid outfit.
Design an outfit inspired by the costumes at Louvre Abu Dhabi!
Watch our #MakeandPlay videos for inspiration!
Submit your creative work every Thursday before 3pm
Count Corfiz Anton Ulfeldt in an Ottoman Interior
Count Ulfeldt was Emperor Charles VI’s ambassador to Constantinople, (Istanbul). He is shown standing in a Turkish interior, wearing the solemn court clothes that reflect his duty and status. The artist took great care to highlight the different materials in the ambassador’s outfit. How would you describe what Count Corfiz is wearing?
Commemorative Head of an Oba
This bronze sculpture expresses the status and authority of the Oba, the ruler of the Kingdom of Benin. The head is crowned with coral beads and represents the symbol of wisdom. What other decoration do you see on this statue?
The Musicians’ Parade
This woodblock print represents some of the people of Edo; all the entertainers are wearing a kimono, a traditional Japanese garment. Can you tell the different groups of people apart?