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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, following the children’s questions and ideas.

For the 2022 exhibition, schools have responded to 'The Finding of Moses' by Orazio Gentileschi. 

The Finding of Moses 

The painting shows a scene from the Old Testament (Exodus 2:2-10), where Pharaoh's daughter discovers baby Moses, hidden in a basket amongst bulrushes on the River Nile. Gentileschi’s painting was chosen for the cross-curricular themes and subjects which can be explored such as rivers, journeys, fashion, gesture, and family.

Children's impressions

See some of the children talk about how they responded to the painting, in our short film:

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Children's works 

Featuring works by children from 30 different primary schools, the exhibition showcases the richness of children's creative responses to Gentileschi’s painting – from woven baskets and handmade jewellery, to painted landscapes and animals of the Nile.

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

Visit the exhibition 

The children's works are on display until 11 September 2022 in the Take One Picture exhibition in the Sunley Room. Book your free Gallery entry ticket for admission. 

If you'd like to see previous work created by children as part of the Take One Picture programme, see our 2021 exhibition in response to Uccello's 'Battle of San Romano', and our 2020 exhibition in response to George Bellows' 'Men of the Docks'

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