Each painting in the Mythstories collection vividly illustrates a scene from a traditional tale. The paintings are in bright, bold colours. What is happening on each canvas is immediately understandable by visitors of all ages. The acrylic medium makes the paintings durable; they can be handled by even the youngest visitor. This mix of ease of access and instant visual recognition helps Mythstories inspire everyone to explore the stories, to think further about them and the ideas behind them. The artist, Dez Quarréll, has chosen to adapt some of the classic artistic practices from India in preference to using European traditions of perspective and composition. The paintings and the stories behind them can be found on mythstories.com.
The physical paintings are split between three educational establishments in Chester (Grosvenor Park Academy), Shrewsbury (University Centre Shrewsbury) and Telford (Teagues Bridge Primary School). Please check with the individual venue for opportunities for viewing.
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