Tag: nude

Gustav Klimt a go-go by Alan Dedman

Gustav Klimt a-go-go – good old Gustav, you have to admire his ability to draw the human form, even if it is over attentive to the female aspect….

Life drawing with David Cockney

The acid test of artistic ability – life drawing sorts the wheat from the chaff, the men from the boys and the boys from the girls. Life drawing…

Alan Dedman at studio1.1 – review by Leon Kusminsky

An eccentric show by an unknown outsider, ‘Artworks by Alan Dedman at studio 1.1’ asserts a time worn theme – Art should consist of nothing much other than…

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…

Art ? or pornography ? Copying Klimt by Alan Dedman

My yoga teacher advised me not to copy other artists work. The reason being it would stifle self-expression. For a while I kept a full sized copy of…

Painting and drawing the nude by Alan Dedman

I have always painted and drawn from life (the nude). Originally I was encouraged by Royal Academy Schools (RAS) graduate, Anne Roberts. At Great Yarmouth we were further…

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,…