An ever changing mark on the human body, hair and how it has been represented throughout art history and in various aspects of cultural, sexual and religious life, is rich with symbolic social and personal significance. Alongside its naturally occurring and culturally constructed history, (widely speaking western culture has seen hairiness as a sign of physical strength and power in men and as calculated and careless in women) hair lends itself perfectly to exploring drawing’s boundless ways of describing texture, volume and surface through line and tone.
Frances Stanfield will be teaching this day-long immersive drawing workshop that invites you to untangle the British Museum’s incredible variety of prints and drawings through the ages. From a painterly drawn beard by Rubens to Jim Dine’s fetishistic, lineal etchings of pubic hair, prints of Botticelli’s Venus and the voluptuous wigs of caricaturist Matthew Darly to the more abstract lithographs of Arthur Boyd and Edvard Munch.
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.