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Boccioni Lost Sculpture Drawing Session - Thursday
Thu, May 11, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM BST
Espacio Lost & Found
Boccioni - Lost Sculpture Drawing Session
A unique opportunity to sketch from Umberto Boccioni’s destroyed sculpture that was lost 100 years ago. Spiral Expansion of Muscles in Movement 1913 was smashed to pieces in 1917. Boccioni made this sculpture before his Unique Forms of Continuity in Space 1913 that has become an iconic masterpiece of futurist sculpture. Spiral Expansion has been re-created at 1.2 metres tall by artist Matt Smith using digital tools and 3D printing. The re-created sculpture appears as part of the exhibition 'Lost & Found' 2nd -14th May 2017 at Espacio Gallery.
The two drawing sessions are open to all abilities. It is hoped that the rare opportunity to draw from this sculpture will inspire those who are interested in drawing the human figure, and relieve any pressure on those who haven’t drawn much before because this abstract approach to the figure puts less focus on realism. Because you get a prolonged, focused examination of the sculpture, it’s also ideal for those that would like to gain more insight and understanding of how Boccioni developed his work into his masterpiece which can be seen in Tate Modern.
Each session will be a 2-hour closed period in the gallery. Places are limited to 15 and must be booked. (Please book using the button on this page.)
Materials have been kindly provided by Jackson’s Art Supplies, but feel free to bring your own sketchbooks, pencils or charcoal (no wet materials or solvents are allowed). No tuition will be given but Matt will be on hand to answer any questions.
There are two sessions available: Saturday 6th May 11am-1pm and Thursday 11th May 7-9pm.