As a reaction against the constricting teaching of the Parisienne École des Beaux Arts, the Grande Chaumière (academy of the large thatched cottage) was founded on the left bank of Paris in 1902, which at the time was the heart of forward thinking intellectual and artistic life. Read more
The human figure has been a subject in art for thousands of years, since prehistoric times. The classical Greek style is firmly rooted in analytical corporal observation, such as this inspirational late hellenistic era Laocoön and his Sons in the Vatican Museum. Read more
I like to pay attention. That is, I try and undertake all things I do with awareness, with a focus and concentration. Read more
Musée Carnavalet is dedicated to the history of Paris from its origins to the present day. It is housed in two neighboring mansions: the Hôtel Carnavalet and the former Hôtel Le Peletier de Saint Fargeau, and was opened to the public in 1880. Read more
An académie is an observational figure study drawn from a live model over many days such as that of French artist Pierre-Paul Prud’hon, who used drawings as the foundation for his work.
The Louvre is the book from which we learn to read. Paul Cezanne
The Louvre is the world’s most visited museum and one of the world’s largest. Read more
The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace, is a 2nd-century BC marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike. She is one of the most beautiful statues at the Louvre, and one of their most famous. Read more
“I would wish my portraits to be of the people, not like them. Not having a look of the sitter, being them.”
Lucian Freud (1922 – 2011)
Trying to capture the inner world of a person in a drawing. Is this even possible?
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These drawings are from life, and are created over days. They are coloured pencil and white charcoal on a toned Stonehenge paper, and they are mostly 29cm x 38cm or 11″ x 15″, although some are smaller. Read more