Cromer Artspace is a new charity with the aim of bringing public art to Cromer.
The Bigger Picture project will see the group bringing great works of art to the streets of Cromer, displaying full- size reproductions of famous paintings in various outdoor locations around the town.
The current pictures in the series are
- Water, by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, a chaotic mess of sea creatures to create a woman’s face is on display at Cromer Eye Care on High Street
- The Game of Chess by Sofonisba Anguissola is on display at Bookworms on New Street
- Luncheon of the Boating Party (Le déjeuner des canotiers) by Renoir is on display ay the Community Centre in Garden Street
- Claude Monet’s Woman with a Parasol is on display at Western House, Westcliff (seafront side), in Cromer from March 2021.
- The Dance of Life by Edvard Munch. When Munch painted Dance of Life in 1899 he was inspired by symbolism and used colours symbolically to express different feelings: red for love, passion and pain; white for youth, innocence and joy; and black for loneliness, sorrow and death. Displayed on the wall of Cromer Carpets. The Croft, opposite the TIC.
- The Starry Night and Mountainous Landscape from St Rémy were both painted during Van Gogh’s time in at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, on display in North Lodge Park
- Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck, one of those paintings that everyone swears they’ve never seen nor heard of until they see it, displayed in Garden Street on the wall of Co-op funeral directors.
- Tiger in a Tropical Storm, also known as Surprised!, by of Henri Rousseau is being rested before reshowing later.
- ‘Children’s Games’ by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, which depicts over 200 children playing more than 80 different games, this was displayed in Garden Street, Cromer and is now ‘resting’ before rehanging.
This will be followed by other well-known paintings in different locations over the next few months.