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

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