Category Archive: Research Points

Research point: Masters of detailed drawing ~ Part 2 ~ Albrecht Durer

Find out about two artists who exemplify mastery of detailed drawing and make notes about their work.  Choose a modern artist and one working in the nineteenth century or earlier.   Try as… Continue reading

Research point: Masters of detailed drawing ~ Part 1~ John Hurford

Find out about two artists who exemplify mastery of detailed drawing, and make notes about their work.  Choose a modern artist and one working in the nineteenth century or earlier. My choice of… Continue reading

Research point: Max Ernst & Frottage

  Max Ernst (1891-1976), German-born painter, sculptor and printmaker, was one of the leading Surrealists.  Following the First World War, he was disillusioned with convention, both cultural and moral.  ‘Ernst argued that the… Continue reading

Research point: Giorgio Morandi

Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) was an Italian painter, draughtsman and printmaker, who lived all his life at his family home in Bologna, working in his bedroom.  This creates a fitting context for a man who… Continue reading

Research point, part 2: Drawing in the style of Patrick Caulfield

On the face of it, attempting a drawing in the style of Patrick Caulfield  would seem a relatively easy task.  His work is notable for its apparent simplicity and lack of fussy detail.… Continue reading

Research point: Patrick Caulfield

Find out more about Patrick Caulfield and how he uses positive and negative space, e.g. his White Ware screen prints.  Make a drawing in a similar style. Born in London in 1936, Patrick… Continue reading

Research point: Odilon Redon

Find out about the 19th century French artist Odilon Redon and his work. Painter and printmaker, Odilon Redon was born Bertrand-Jean Redon (1840-1916), in Bordeaux, France.  Much of his childhood was sickly or… Continue reading

Research point: Eric Ravilious

Find out more about this artist and his techniques. Eric Ravilious (1903-1942) of Sussex, studied at the Royal College of Art in London, where his contemporaries included Henry Moore & Edward Bawden. He… Continue reading

Research point: Vincent van Gogh

Find a van Gogh pen and ink drawing, preferably of an outdoor, natural scene. Look at the variety of mark-making used and the expressive way in which these marks are made.  Make notes… Continue reading