I was lucky enough to go on a college trip to Hull, the City Of Culture 2017.
In the morning we visited a wonderful exhibition at Hull University, called 'Lines Of Thought.'
I have never seen work by so many hugely famous artists in one room, it was truly over whelming!
The Art Foundation, BTEC and A-Level students had the chance to really study the drawings and I could hear them say:
'ooh' here's a Hockney!'
'Look! A Picasso!'
I think that drawings are far more intimate than grand show-stopper paintings, you can see how the artist thinks and responds to the world instinctively, without having to consider an audience or patron.
An Asian Elephant
I had an interesting conversation with one of my Art Foundation students who asked what a 'drawing artist' was called, you have oil painters and water colourists, but not really 'drawers' do you?
I think that's a shame, without drawing none of the rest could happen could it.
Tree Forms As A Mother And Child
Andrea Del Sarto
Studies Of Children
It's strange trying to capture the drawing style of someone else, it's like trying someone else's hand writing.
But if you draw something you never forget it, it's the only way I really 'see' something.
Woman In A Taffeta Dress Saeted On A Wicker Arm Chair
Hope you enjoyed our little bit of culture, fancy a cuppa?