Contemporary Responses to Old Masters - D1602P08

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Monday, 9 Jan 2017 For 10 days

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Tutor: Sara Lee Roberts

Dates: Mondays, 9th January – 20th March 2017

Times: 10am – 5pm

Experience Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Fee: £495

There are two quotes from Baudelaire, writing in the mid-eighteenth century which are still remarkably relevant today:

“Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immoveable.”

“What is pure art, according to the modern idea? It is the creation of an evocative magic containing at once the object and the subject, the world external to the artist and the artist himself”

This course is about using the Art of the past to make imaginative, contemporary compositions. It is also about developing the skill and confidence to make paintings in the studio from drawings made outside of the studio. It follows that students will develop the invaluable skill of judging their work as they make it, and will learn how to become their own critic and teacher.

Sara Lee Roberts most recent work combines abstraction with portraits taken from old master compositions. She has a special interest in the writings of Eugene Delacroix and in using other artist’s writings as a source of inspiration. She teaches at the Royal Drawing School and at the Wallace Collection.

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