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Lunchtime talk

Looking through life drawing

How can life drawing enhance our looking and understanding?
Date
Monday, 2 March 2020
Time
1 - 1.45 pm, doors open at 12.30 pm

About

In Rubens’s 'Judgement of Paris', the three nude goddesses reveal different aspects of the female form, each reflecting something of their individual characters.

This International Women’s Month, artist Jo Lewis takes a close look at Rubens’s celebration of female beauty and his sensitive, almost tender understanding of the female body, in various states of subtly conveyed emotion.

With a life model on the stage you will be invited to see the nuances of this painting more clearly, through some simple, non-judgemental and light-hearted drawing exercises.

Alternatively, you are welcome to join this session of careful looking and noticing as we consider the poses with fresh inquisitive eyes.

Image: Detail from Peter Paul Rubens, 'The Judgement of Paris', probably 1632-5

Further information

No experience necessary. Bring something to lean on. You are welcome to bring a notebook and pencil or pen. However, all materials will be provided.

Supported by

Supported by the John Armitage Charitable Trust

Lunchtime talk

Looking through life drawing

How can life drawing enhance our looking and understanding?
Date
Monday, 2 March 2020
Time
1 - 1.45 pm, doors open at 12.30 pm

Free

Places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.