Day(s) - 05/10/2019
11 h 00 min - 16 h 30 min
London Drawing Group is excited to announce the return of one of our CLASSIC drawing tours this Autumn – THE DISTORTED FORM; FROM FRANCIS BACON TO HENRY MOORE, is BACK with a vengeance!
Francis Bacon and Henry Moore, two monolithic figures of modernist British Art, both take as their creative naissance the theme of the body. Distorted, warped and experimented with to often almost unrecognisable proportions, their work is littered with altered states and hybrid creatures. Join London Drawing Group for this day-long Drawing Tour as we step inside the Tate Britain to explore what it is that has driven artists over the centuries to metamorphose the human form.
From fascinating insights into the links between such disparate works as Henry Fuseli’s Titania and Bottom, and Richard Dadd’s The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke, to the first proponents of direct carving and the emergent themes of the First and Second World Wars, be prepared to understand the history of this strange subject in a way you may not have considered before.
With sensitively narrated personal histories of many of the wider canon of modernist sculptors such as Brian Skeaping, Dora Gordine and Eric Gill, through the morning’s talk and discussion, allow LDG to introduce you to an often overlooked and underpraised group of artists and sculptors whose stories you will not forget.
Perfect for all levels, from beginners onwards, the afternoon’s teaching focuses on interpretations of many fascinating pieces of sculpture and distorted forms, with tailored exercises designed to help you understand the mind of the artist and to explore your own imaginative limits, creating composite works and understanding your own individual drawing process, this truly is a day of incredible creativity, imagination and experimentation that you do not want to miss!
Now in their fourth year, London Drawing Group’s ‘Drawing Tours’ are a fantastic series of workshops designed to help both professional artists and complete beginners experience the joys of the London galleries and museums in a new way.
Through our subject-specific guided tours you will draw from the surprising histories and personal stories behind well-known works housed in London’s most iconic buildings, and through the expertise and guidance of our tutors, experience the paintings in a totally different light.
Advance Booking only. To book your space please click here.
**Please remember to bring a sketchbook and pencils etc or a drawing board and sheets of loose paper if you prefer. Meet at the information desk inside the SIDE ENTRANCE (to the left hand side of the main Gallery, near the cloakroom) at 10:45am. There will be a break for lunch and the session will finish at 4:30pm**
Please note that this is an internal tour run by London Drawing Group, and if you are late gallery staff will not be able to direct you, latecomers on the day should refer to their information pack received via email for their tutor’s contact details.