Bradford 1

Sat 15 Sep 2012 - Sun 6 Jan 2013

Drawing has traditionally been the bedrock of art and art education. In the Renaissance artists would have attended drawing classes for anatomy and still life and would have spent many hours copying statues. Old Masters such as Michelangelo, Raphael and da Vinci would have drawn multiple preparatory drawings for their oil paintings and for many art colleges drawing is still a compulsory class. Today artists use drawing as a means of expression in itself and in ever more creative ways crossing the boundaries of drawing and other art forms. This exhibition will celebrate the wonder of drawing. In October there will also be special events held to join in the national Big Draw celebrations.

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