Author Archives: gormlets

Ingres and Matisse

Last drawing workshop of the series at the British Museum; wirks on the theme of revision. Sponsored by the Bridget Riley foundation. I made a brief diagram of the Bridget Riley study for “Blaze”, then drew from a lovely figure … Continue reading

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Rembrandt’s Elephant

Another Monday in the museum, this time drawing after Rembrandt and Seurat. The Rembrandt was a wonderful drawing of an elephant, with some squiggle figures added for scale. In the original he draws form, texture and movement with the same … Continue reading

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Drawing workshop

Free drawing workshop this morning in the prints and drawings room at the British Museum. Curator talk about some drawings, then the opportunity to draw from them. After Michelangelo, detail of a sketch for the Last Judgement. Reference 1895.9.15.518.

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Alternation, revision, division

The chronological arrangement at Tate Britain and the predominance of portraits means you walk through 500 years of women’s clothing. Stiff, fluffy, stiff, fluffy, the chaos and division of the Revolutionary eras bringing brief sleekness and modernity.

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Vegetation

Behind the house in Lanzarote.

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Singing Jar, Bats, and Monkey

Last weekend’s trip to the museum (to collect more things to go in my head and then escape from it) ended in a very quick trip round the exhibition of gold and other objects from the Colombian gold museum. I … Continue reading

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Things with Eyes and Noses

There are many figures, in many rooms, with schematic faces showing just eyes and noses. They’re often not related to each other at all. These two female figures above and below are a thousand years apart, but have the same … Continue reading

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