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Ideas for do-it-yourself activities at home

Because we are unable to work with you at the Museum at the moment, we have put together some activities here. You can try them out at home. We would love to receive any photos and feedback at #museumzuhause or by email to kunstvermittlung@kunstmuseum.li

  • Carpet of flowers

    It was the artist Polly Apfelbaum who inspired this idea.

    Anyone who can get out at the moment will see a magnificent carpet of flowers on fields, trees and beds. Everyone who has to or decides to stay indoors can create something similar at home:

     

    • find some coloured paper
    • get your paintbox or coloured pencils and crayons and do some painting/drawing
    • wait for the paint to dry
    • cut out patches of colour and flowers or other shapes
    • try out different combinations of colours and shapes and lay them out on the floor
    • you can keep changing this carpet of flowers

     

    Polly Apfelbaum has created numerous floor pictures like this. With flowers and patches of colour. Her work Bones shows the material that she used.

     

    Her website features images of these floor pieces:

    http://www.pollyapfelbaum.com/floor/splats/

    You'll find Polly Apfelbaum's flowers here:

    http://www.pollyapfelbaum.com/wall/flowers/

     

  • Cuts – bends – surfaces

    Steven Parrino worked with the classical materials of painting: paint, canvas and stretcher.

    But he doesn't leave his monochrome paintings flat. He detaches the canvas from the stretcher and moves the painted fabric. Twisted and folded, he then mounts it back on the stretcher. You'll see a few examples from our exhibition here.

     

    Some examples from the exhibition at the Hilti Art Foundation demonstrate how other artists make folds, slits and holes in their paintings.

     

    They bend, crumple, punch, moisten, fold, tear, pour and warp.

     

    Now it's your turn:

     

     Transform a thick sheet of paper into a three-dimensional object

     

    … just using your hands. How many different ways can you think up?

    … with sticky tape.

    … using a stapler.

    … with the help of a pair of scissors.

     

  • Plant portrait

    Our next major exhibition is called "Parliament of Plants".

    It will feature artworks which explore the relationships and interactions between human beings and plants. Many naturalists and artists have drawn plants in order to study them. The aim was to document their particular qualities. Or their discovery in a faraway country. The pictures were also used to compare them with other plants. Or simply to depict the beauty of plants.

     

    Is there a plant in your home, in the fields or in the woods or elsewhere that you really like? What are the characteristics of this plant? What does it do for you? What do you do for it?

     

    Do you recall an experience with a plant?

     

    Please send us a picture of your plant or of you both.

     

    Use an upright sheet of A4 paper for your plant portrait. You can draw, photograph or do a collage. We'll collect the pictures and present them in our interactive Wunderkammer. It would be great if you could write your answers to our questions as well.

     

    The address is:

    Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein

    Pflanzenporträt

    Städtle 32, 9490 Vaduz

    Liechtenstein

    kunstvermittlung@kunstmuseum.li

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