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Explore how artists used abstraction to express new ideas – and use digital tools to create your own abstract art.
To protect against the risk of covid-19, education visits aren’t happening until further notice.
In the 20th century, some artists moved away from representing the world around them in a realistic way. Why did they do this, and how did it liberate them?
Using art works on display in Te Papa’s new galleries, students explore how artists used line, colour, and form to move from realism to abstraction.
In Hīnātore, our learning lab, students use drawing activities to disrupt how they see reality. Afterwards, they can use digital art tools to express their creativity and explore the move from realism to abstraction.