Then to room 29 and analysis and drawing of works by Rubens, more of a challenge to work out what's going on, leave out the detail and simplify in 2 different approaches.
Tuesday 12 November 2013
A Sense of Space - Drawing at the National Gallery
last weeks session at the National Gallery was to find 3 drawings with a sense of space which we then discussed at the start of the lesson. A fellow student brought in a copy of this sketch by Charles Martin - I love how it's not drawn with the same level of detail all over - at first glance you can't tell immediately what it is but that the shapes are pleasing. I brought in a drawing of trees by Hockney with it's textbook perspective but what we were all intrigued by was the economy of '8 lines, Porthmear' by Wilhelmina Barnes-Graham, a favourite of mine - the overlapping lines, the gaps between, the aerial perspective.