Welcome to another relaxed Sunday afternoon life drawing session with Art Model Collective!
‘The Renaissance Nude’, currently on show – until June 2nd – at the Royal Academy will be the main inspiration behind this multi-model session.
And how could we have ignored this phenomenal mix of mega valuable masterpieces that explore the “developments that elevated the nude to play a pivotal role in the art from 1400 to 1530”?!
Academic drawing is mainly about the nude figure, and this exhibition shows a fabulous juxtaposition of work from different regions of Europe that demonstrate how the nude was at the time a major concern for the Arts.
AMC will pay tribute to this beautiful and relevant exhibition by recreating with two female models – Carla and Manko – some of the characteristically languid Renaissance visions of femininity.
You will be drawing the long wavy hair and sublime poses that are a constant theme throughout the Renaissance era, seen as the most recognisable ideal of femininity.
During this 3 hours session on a highly wonderful Sunday, as the models attempt to emulate the period’s idealisation of the body, you can also expect lots of luscious red and blue velvet backdrops and floating drapery.
But, in order to do justice to this exhibition’s amazing selection of art, we will be bringing a depiction of the human body that reflects vulnerability too.
The afternoon will also include some haunting depictions of the nude with a rather demonic vision of female flesh: The drawing, ‘Luxuria’ by Pisanello, included in ‘The Renaissance Nude’ in particular caught our eye. It seems to be a drawing out of time, belonging perfectly in the 20th century, something that could so easily have been created during an AMC session…we are not exaggerating! Expect a tribute to this powerful drawing during the day’s session, along with the Venus of Titian and much more!
These sessions are untutored and open to every level of skill.
LARA provide easels, chairs and drawing boards.
We will have a selection of paper and free materials courtesy of GreatArt.