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Hairy women: Ruskin’s power of drawing

Hairy women: Ruskin’s power of drawing

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Date(s) - 21/03/2019
18 h 30 min - 21 h 00 min

Two Temple Place


Rumour has it that John Ruskin was not enamored by the sight of pubic hair on a woman. Taking this infamous and controversial story as a playful starting point, Art Macabre and Two Temple Place present a theatrical life drawing salon that will celebrate and explore body hair and ‘feminine’ beauty standards. Sketch up close and carefully observe women’s bodies that challenge traditional beauty ideals and aesthetics in art. Apply the drawing techniques taught by Ruskin to carefully observe and render from life our models’ body hair and perfectly-imperfect body. Plus sketch items from the exhibition ‘The Power of Seeing’ and enjoy seeing the artwork with a glass of wine. Featuring model Francesca Cluney and her floor length hair!

£21.91 (includes booking fee)
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All levels of drawing experience and confidence welcome.

This event has been programmed as part of a series to accompany the exhibition John Ruskin: The Power of Seeing.

Hairy Women

Art Macabre are a creative events company, leading workshops and activations at venues across London and the UK including RA, Tate Modern, British Museum, heritage spaces and festivals such as Wilderness. They believe everyone can enjoy being creative given the right inspiration and support. Nikki Shaill designs participatory and inclusive creative workshops for all ages.