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Every year, as part of our Take One Picture programme, we invite primary schools nationwide to focus on one of our paintings and respond creatively to its themes and subject matter, historical context, or composition. 

For the 2021 exhibition, schools responded to Uccello's 'The Battle of San Romano'.

The Battle of San Romano 

The painting shows a key moment in the Florentine victory at San Romano in 1432, with the commander Niccolò da Tolentino leading a cavalry charge and wearing a magnificent red and gold hat. Uccello’s painting was chosen for the cross-curricular themes and subjects which can be explored: from conflict and battles, to pattern, perspective and Renaissance Italy.

See some of the children from Hill Top CE Primary School's first impressions of the painting when they saw it in the Gallery for the very first time:

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Children's works 

Featuring works by children from 30 different primary schools, the exhibition showcased the richness of children's creative responses – from armoured beasts and shining shields to plumed helmets and printed flowers.

Download the PDF of works in the exhibition including full descriptions about each work.

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