Male IEU 08.11.16 Twins

Richard Dickson led this session of the Unit. Twins – As a development from our reflective session when artists were asked to consider the figure and the reflected image we moved onto considering twin figures and the complimentary relationship between the forms. Having looked at historical examples of twins ranging from

Male IEU 25.10.16 Bodily Structures

Neil Groom led this meeting of the Unit. For this session we revisited an earlier theme of using the body as a structure and also relating it to the architectural structures found in an interior. We looked at Giacometti and the way he structurally frames his figures within a space and

Male IEU 18.10.16 Manhood and Gentleness, Old and New

Andres Canovas led this meeting of the Unit. This session deals with the representation of the male form through adornments, postures and protocol: THE GENTLEMAN, a figure that encapsulates the menace and power of manliness within the acceptability and safety of gentility. “Funny how the new things are the old things.” Rudyard

Male IEU 11.10.16 Layers

Brian Dennis led this meeting of the Unit. This week we will explore and experiment with working in layers.We may want to work on different sheets of tracing paper or we may want to work on one piece of paper, building up layers of different mediums. We may even wish to layer textures. The approach:

Male IEU 04.10.16 Scrutinise the physical body.

Jonathan Armour led this meeting of the Unit. After several sessions of multiple poses and much movement of artists and model, this session was designed to enable a more calm study of the male body. Across three periods, the head/shoulders, the torso and then the body from the waist down would

Male IEU 27.09.16 Obscure and distort.

Richard Dickson led this meeting of the Unit. The starting point for this session was the work of Jenny Saville an artist whose critical observation of everyday people creates pieces that have flesh inscribed and displayed like a topographic map. The warm up poses had the model pressed against the window

Male IEU 06.09.16 The Beauty of Line

Neil Groom led this meeting of the Unit. The Beauty of Line. He introduced the session with these four worksheets: We examined varied examples of line use by different artists, both representational and abstract – and considered how the quality of line affected the portrayal of the figure of the ‘figurative’.

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