While today the term cartoon brings to mind sequential graphic images used to create a comic narrative, static on the page or animated on screen, historically it described the heavyweight paper used for making preparatory scaled drawings that often initiated the process of painting. This two-day course will outline the usages and techniques of drawing as a stage in the production of paintings before moving on to look at how these initially discarded and functional objects came to be prized as works of art in their own right.
What will you experience?
The sessions will be a mixture of presentations and interactive discussions in real time – with direct interaction with the lecturer and other participants.
Why study this course?
This course will introduce participants to the little known techniques behind significant works of art and assist in providing a more in-depth appreciation of the skill painters used in creating their works.
Who should take this course?
Anyone who is interested in learning more about the history of Art and artistic techniques. Also for those who are interested in expanding their connoisseurship in relation to paintings
• Thorough knowledge of the use and techniques of historical drawing
• Key insights into understanding and interpreting drawings by Raphael, Holbein, Leonardo and others
• Growing confidence in looking at and interpreting works of art
Image: The last supper, after Leonardo da Vinci.