life drawing: atelier

I made a mistake today in assuming that all first year degree students would've completed some form of life/figure drawing prior to this higher level course. Not so.

It was good to use the drawing studio for that (good)cliché of art school practice - working from the unclothed human form.

The atelier (workshop) approach to life drawing became widely unfashionable in many  art schools during the 1970s in favour of more conceptually based works. 

How it looked then.....
the 19th century atelier

How it looks now - 2015+ 

Pat Belson's pinhole camera shots

It looks the same, but the content has changed.
Line work today, tone and lighting next week - drawing workshops as storyboard ideas for film making - not only as stand alone life drawings.


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