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2019

4 Oct 2019
to 16 Nov 2019

Life Drawing: Six-Week Course

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2019

4 Oct 2019
to 16 Nov 2019

Life Drawing: Six-Week Course

Book your tickets here

Join us for tutored life drawing classes, led by Karly Allen, inspired by Soane’s sculpture

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At Pitzhanger, Sir John Soane surrounded himself with his collection of sculpture and casts from classical antiquity, to inform his designs and impress his visitors. In this course, each week focusses on a celebrated sculpture of the nude to be investigated and explored through drawing the model in a similar archetypal pose.

Each morning starts with an introduction to the ancient prototype and its influence on artistic practice, after which the model will take up the pose for a series of short guided exercises and discussion, ending with the opportunity to make a more sustained drawing.

Suitable for all levels including beginners, with supportive guidance. The course can be booked as a whole, or as individual sessions. All materials and models provided in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Drawing takes place inside the Manor and at the well-equipped Rickyard studio. There will be a midmorning break with tea and coffee available for purchase at Pitzhanger Pantry in Walpole Park outside the Rickyard Studio.

Week 1: Spinario

Friday 4 October

This bronze sculpture of a boy pulling a thorn from his foot, now in the Palazzo dei Conservatori in Rome, was one of the first ancient sculptures to be copied in the Renaissance.

Week 2: Laocoön

Friday 11 October

Excavated in Rome in 1506, this marble figure group of Laocoön and his sons wrestling with snakes became one of the most famous ancient sculptures.

Week 3: Venus Pudica

Friday 18 October

A classical pose with several variations, in which the standing Goddess Venus attempts to conceal her naked body with her arms. A version is on display at Soane’s Museum.

Week 4: Dying Galatian

Saturday 2 November

Also known as the Dying Gaul, this ancient sculpture is thought to have been rediscovered in the 17th century and became a classic model for expressive emotion.

Week 5: Apollo Belvedere

Saturday 9 November

A marble sculpture of a male archer, now in the Vatican Museums in Rome. A cast takes pride of place at Soane’s Museum.

Week 6: Crouching Venus

Saturday 16 November

The image of Venus surprised at her bath, a number of variants have been excavated at Roman sites and continues to be quoted by artists today.

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PITZHANGER MANOR & GALLERY
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020 3994 0962
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