Category Archives: Study Visits

Giacometti Exhibition

The recent exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery concentrated on Giacometti’s portraiture in sculpture,  paintings and drawings. Whilst his sculptural style of thin, long bodies with heads balanced like flowers on a stalk, I felt that his drawings were (as … Continue reading

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Abney Cemetery Sketch Crawl

To mark the Big Draw 2015, OCA facilitated a series of sketching opportunities around the country. I joined a tutor and eight or so fellow student on All Saints day in Abney Cemetery, Stoke Newington. This is a Victorian burial … Continue reading

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Study Visit – Barbara Hepworth and Tate Britain

Having very much enjoyed visiting Hepworth’s St Ives studio last year, I was excited to be joining this Study Visit to the current exhibition of her work at Tate Britain. The arrangement of the offered a timeline through her evolving … Continue reading

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Sketching Sculpture in the Tate Modern

Two recent study visits to the Tate Modern have given me the opportunity to sketch some of the sculptures there. This first sketch is Agricola III, 1952  by David Smith, and American sculptor. Here he has taken old agricultural implements … Continue reading

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Study Visit – Richard Diebenkorn

This weeks study visit to see the Diebenkorn exhibition at the RA, followed by a visit to Tate Modern to see work by his peers and contemporaries, gave me much food for thought about artistic process. The Diebenkorn exhibition is … Continue reading

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Renato Guttuso and Peter De Francia at the Estorick Gallery

A Study Visit to the Estorick introduced me to these two artists who were life long friends. Guttuso is famous in Italy but little known here. De Francia was a British painter who became Professor of Painting at The Royal … Continue reading

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Study Visit Tate Modern

Yesterday saw an unusual study visit to the Tate Modern with a roving talk by tutor Michelle Charles.  Her intention was to show up paintings by American painters to whom she has some direct connection or knowledge of from her … Continue reading

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