Gallery visit: Maggi Hambling – Touch, Works on Paper

10th January 2017 British Museum For someone starting out on a drawing course Maggi Hambling is an inspiration and a challenge. She  is passionate about drawing. In an interview with a journalist (See Telegraph Review below) she describes: Whether in Suffolk or London, she gets up at 5am in summer and 6am in winter and … More Gallery visit: Maggi Hambling – Touch, Works on Paper

Gallery visit: The Oldest Portrait the British Museum

10th January 2017 British Museum The Jericho Skull is the oldest portrait in the British Museum’s collection – a human skull that was decorated with plaster about 9,500 years ago.  http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=283002&partId=1 Like us early people wanted a way to remember their departed loved ones. The same day I saw a small exhibition of drawings by … More Gallery visit: The Oldest Portrait the British Museum

Gallery visit: Rodin & Dance – The Essence of Movement

Courtauld Gallery, London 9th January 2017 An exhibition of examples of the work of Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) from the last 10 years of his life  in which he focused much of his creative energy in sketching the life model (usually female)  in his studio. Sketching had been a regular practice as a preliminary to sculptural work … More Gallery visit: Rodin & Dance – The Essence of Movement

Part one: Research Point – Odilon Redon & the Atmospheric Potential of Tone

Odilon Redon 1840-1916 was a French artist in the Symbolist movement which began in the latter part of the nineteenth century particularly in France, Russia and Belgium and included poetry and other art forms as well as painting. Redon’s work included paintings, drawings, prints and books. To many people much of his work can appear … More Part one: Research Point – Odilon Redon & the Atmospheric Potential of Tone

Tracey Emin & William Blake Study Day

Tate Liverpool  December 2016 The Tracey Emin & William Blake in Focus Exhibition creates an imaginative dialogue across the centuries of two celebrated British artists. The Study Day, led by Julie Robson from the University of Liverpool, was an opportunity to examine Emin and Blake  through slide presentations, group discussion and visit to the exhibits. I enjoyed … More Tracey Emin & William Blake Study Day