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LDG at The British Museum; Exploring Erotica
Tue 21 March 2017, 11:00 – 16:00 GMT
Frances will be leading a re-run of Exploring Erotica at the British Museum, a day-long drawing workshop as a follow up to her PORN ON PAUSE series of prints and paintings, the conception of which project was rooted in the SHUNGA exhibition in the Prints and Drawings Department at the British Museum.
This workshop will focus on how drawing from art can be an exciting tool in our own creative process, as a means to an end but particularly, in this class, as an end in itself. You will experiment with filtering other artist’s visions of the human body made from both etched linear mark making and soft tonal prints into your own individual and personal visual language. This class aims to inspire and motivate participants to continue drawing from and making use of the British Museum’s incredible collection of prints and drawings outside and beyond this workshop.
Hosted in the fabulous oak panelled Study Room of the British Museum, which houses over 50,000 drawings and over two million prints dating from the beginning of the fifteenth century up to the present day, Frances will be teaching a day-long immersive workshop based on an incredible variety of erotic art through the ages, ranging from eighteenth century prints to mythological illustrations, this workshop will allow you to get up close and personal with the hidden side of art-making through the ages! We are delighted to announce that our hosts the Bridget Riley Art Foundation will talk on the history of the works in question as well as some history of the Study Room, with the majority of the day made up of drawing exercises and time spent sketching from the works.
PAPER AND PENCILS WILL BE PROVIDED, if you would like to bring other media you are most welcome to bring pencils but please note that WET MEDIA (eg pens or ink) and CHARCOAL is not allowed in the study room due to the delicate nature of the works.
London Drawing Group is working with the Bridget Riley Art Foundation at the British Museum to inspire drawing from the Museum’s Prints and Drawings collection. Each session is unique and explores carefully chosen artworks through different theoretical frameworks.
PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS ARE FREE WITH AN OPTIONAL DONATION (suggested £5) THAT GOES TOWARDS SUPPORTING THE WORK OF LONDON DRAWING GROUP BRINGING YOU EXCITING AND INNOVATIVE DRAWING EVENTS ACROSS LONDON.