Each year the Gallery invites primary schools nationwide to focus on one of its paintings and respond creatively to its themes and subject matter, historical context, or composition. The programme aims to put art at the centre of children’s learning across the curriculum, inspiring a lifelong connection with artists’ work, museums and galleries.
This year the National Gallery has selected The Finding of Moses (early 1630s) by Orazio Gentileschi as the source of inspiration. The painting was recently acquired by the Gallery in 2019.
This year’s Take One Picture exhibition showcases children’s creative responses to the painting, ranging from woven baskets and handmade jewellery to painted landscapes and animals of the Nile. Their projects make links between art and subjects across the curriculum such as History, Geography and Religious Studies.