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March 2018

Anatomy For Artists (1)

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Conference Room, St Andrews Hall, London Road (Museum of English Rural Life)
Reading, Berkshire RG15EX United Kingdom
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 “The beauty of the human form…does not by any means reside in its superficial covering, but it depends essentially on that of the structures situated beneath” – John Marshall (Professor of Anatomy at the Royal Academy Schools, 1873-1891), Anatomy for Artists, 1883. In 1883, the Victorian artist Minnie Jane Hardman (née Shubrook) (1862-1952) produced a set of drawings displaying the supposed ‘muscles’ and ‘bones’ hiding beneath the marble ‘skin’ of classical sculpture. As a probationer in the Royal Academy Schools,…

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Anatomy for Artists (2)

March 4 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Jelly, 53 Broad Street Mall, Queens Walk
Reading, RG1 7QE United Kingdom
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Jelly artist Julie Simmonds will be teaching a life drawing class focusing on learning how to draw the model using practical tuition techniques and basic anatomy intended to echo the Royal Academy’s life room. Julie will teach how to use graduated charcoal and pencil to draw the muscles and underlying bone structure of the life model. Join Julie in this exclusive event which follows on from an evening discussing drawings in The Art Collection by Victorian artist Minnie Jane Hardman, the work…

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