16 June 2016

Greek pupils of the Primary School of London visit USEUM

Last week the pupils of the Primary Greek School of London were taken on a virtual tour in the World's Art Museum, USEUM, by its founder Foteini ValeontiFoteini, who is a PhD Candidate at UCL CASA and UCL Digital Humanities, was invited by the award-winning social enterprise Native Scientist, which collaborates with international scientists and teachers to promote learning among school pupils!

 

"What won the pupils over, were not the works of the Old Masters, but instead contemporary paintings, both real and digital, which feature pets, or movie characters!"

 

Gladly accepting the invitation, Foteini visited the Primary Greek School of London last week, on the 8th of June, along with 5 other post-graduate students, who introduced the pupils to subjects ranging from art and technology to psychology and even neurons and human brain cells! 

USEUM seemed to attract the pupil's undistracted attention! They followed Foteini in a virtual tour, exploring the immense collection that contains all the famous paintings of the world's art history. However, what won the pupils over, were not the works of the Old Masters, but instead contemporary paintings, both real and digital, which feature pets, or movie characters!

Amongst their favourites were: 

Problem 1 
by Andreas Englund

Retrato de autor 
by Jose Luis Lopez Galvan

Rembrandt's Homer Simpson 
by David-Barton

Monet’s Vader with a Parasol 
by David Barton

Le Pianoquarium 
by Cyril-Rolando

The Window 
by Jeremiah Morelli

A Classic Education
by Ester Grossi