Study Visit: Degas to Picasso, Creating Modernism in France

29th April 2017 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford with OCA tutor Clare Wilson This was a unique exhibition in that it brought together works on paper not seen before in Britain from the Ursula and R. Stanley Johnson Family Collection. In Britain in the early 20th Century argues the Director of the Ashmolean Museum and Art gallery, … More Study Visit: Degas to Picasso, Creating Modernism in France

Part two research point : positive/negative space

Research task: Look at range of artists working today and how they incorporate positive and negative spaces in their work – annotate some examples.   In her book “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” Betty Edwards asks the reader to imagine the cartoon character, Bugs Bunny, speeding down a corridor and through a … More Part two research point : positive/negative space

Assignment Two

Choosing you own source material and media and taking account of the following factors work on either a still life or interior scene or a combination of these. Your subject matter can be quite different from your source material. Process For some time my favourite period of art history has been from about 1870s to … More Assignment Two

Part Two – Intimacy

Introduction In Part Two of the course of this Drawing 1 module I shall focus on my environment this will involve experimentation in colour texture and light which will help to build observational skills. A key element will be composition whether drawing found objects directly or bringing one or more together in a still life. … More Part Two – Intimacy

Part 2 Research Point: The Still Life Genre

Still Life painting describes the genre of drawing or painting ordinary objects without human presence. It has a long history. In paintings on the walls of their tombs Ancient Egyptians portrayed items of food that were offerings to the gods. Still life representations were popular on Greek and Roman domestic walls and in floor mosaics. There … More Part 2 Research Point: The Still Life Genre