The Abingdon Blog

The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, started on January 1st 2006.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Bigging Up Titian's ‘Bacchus and Ariadne’


This is the third year that the Arts Festival has featured a Bigging Up a Famous Painting . Alan Mynall holds up his 1/25th of the total picture.

25 artists each painted a 2ft x 2ft portion of Titian's Bacchus and Ariadne in just 6 hours. At 4:00 the canvases were collated to create a giant version of the original.

Then came the moment of truth as the large picture was turned to face the audience.

Here are the artists with their picture.

The event was sponsored by Schlumberger and Price's Stationers, and the finished canvasses will be on display at the Guildhall over the next two weeks - during the arts festival.

Lots more is going on which can be seen at Abingdon Arts Festival. For example

Kevin Tomlinson has taken his show to Canada, America, Norway, New Zealand, Holland and Hawaii. The show explores all those times in life when we are “on the edge”. On 26th March he will be Bigging it up in his home town, Abingdon.

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