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Contemporary Drawings, Recent acquisitions. Leighton Room, Victoria & Albert Museum. London. 9th March – 30th July 2009.:Contribution to a group exhibition of 40 drawings by 40 contemprary British artists sepecialising in drawing.

Davies, Gerald (2009) Contemporary Drawings, Recent acquisitions. Leighton Room, Victoria & Albert Museum. London. 9th March – 30th July 2009.:Contribution to a group exhibition of 40 drawings by 40 contemprary British artists sepecialising in drawing. [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

The aim of the drawing Caves II and the practice from which it arises is, through archival and field work, to research and reconnect contemporary drawing with significant and overlooked historical practices. The Caves series arose through research in the Turner archive on how artists use sketch books. I examined a group of unusual sketches in the Yorkshire 4 notebook of caves, including Yordas Cave. I returned to the exact location to try to understand why Turner's language in these drawings was so erratic. After many drawing visits it was clear that the collision of darkness, discomfort, and fear with his practice of measured accurate topographic drawing combined to make a powerfully expressive shorthand notation.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drawing ; Environments ; Caves
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
ID Code: 55099
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 14 Jun 2012 08:58
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2012 15:23
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/55099

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