Attention all Art Lovers! There is a new mural, located in our new Art and Music Wing painted by the esteemed members of our Art Department. Led by Faculty Advisor and Curriculum Specialist Mr. Patrick Mathews, he describes the meaning behind the mural:
"For our mural, we have borrowed liberally from three prints by the revered artist, Katsushika Hokusai. The mural reflects both Xaverian’s connections to the sea and to Japan.
Xaverian, being located so close to the Verrazano Narrows, has embraced those images related to the sea, from its use of the clipper ship to one of our patron saints, Mary. A title of the Blessed Mother is Stella Mar, or Our Lady, Star of the Sea. This is represented in a statue located in front of the school.
Additionally, since the year 2005, Xaverian’s music department has been involved in an exchange program, B Bridges, with the town of Inuyama, Japan.
Hokusai was a Japanese artist during the early 19th century. His most prominent work is the Thirty Six Views of Mt. Fuji. In this mural, we take liberties with three of his prints from that series. We have removed some of the images in these prints and have taken liberties with the colors. So apologies must go to the great master who has inspired artists such as Van Gogh, the impressionists, post-impressionists and us, the art department at Xaverian."