Tag: European Academic Tradition

pic of spin painting featuring adele bloch bauer by alan dedman

Spin painting with Klimt, Dedman, Hirst and Bloch-Bauer

Damien Hirst’s art often relies on a gimmick or two; his spin painting for example –  a fad introduced by the children’s TV series ‘Blue Peter’, re-presented as…

pencil drawing of female nude by alan dedman

Life drawing at the Royal Academy Schools

Peter Greenham RA insisted all first year students at the Royal Academy Schools should work in the Life Drawing Room (Life School), drawing directly from the nude. Anachronistic,…