While on holiday in Italy, having overdosed on Italian Renaissance paintings, Anne the Co-Director of London Drawing whiled away a wet evening messing about taking self portrait photographs in the Renaissance style using what she had around her- an embroidered bedspread, sun visor and pillowcase. When she got back we were asked by the Wellcome Trust to develop activites inspired by themes in the fabulous Reading Room. One of the themes was 'Face' and having looked through a Cindy Sherman book in the section she showed the curator her holiday portraits- the rest is history.....
#RenaissanceSelfie National Gallery May 2017
25 Photos #RenaissanceSelfie returned to its spiritual home once again as we popped up some pillowcase, paper napkin and washbag based makeovers in Room 57. Massive thank you to all our patient sitters!
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#RenaissanceSelfie National Gallery October 2016
17 Photos We were delighted to be popping up #RenaissanceSelfie with a twist at the National Gallery for their Caravaggio themed Friday Late at the end of October 2016. Over twenty groups joined us for their #RenaissanceSelfie make over Caravaggio style as we recreated his dark masterpiece ‘Salome receives the Head of John the Baptist’ starring you with your head on a platter…
#RenaissanceSelfie Sight Seekers, Margate Festival 2016
15 Photos London Drawing Co-Founder David Price popped up #RenaissanceSelfie at Sight Seekers, Limbo Studios as part of the September 2016 Margate Festival.
Big thanks to all who came along for some paper napkin, wash bag and pillowcase based Renaissance fun!
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#RenaissanceSelfie at Wellcome Trust March- April 2016
60 Photos Creative Momentos #RenaissanceSelfies with London Drawing
17 March–21 April
As part of a six week project, London Drawing has responded creatively to each theme in the Reading Room, to develop an activity based on each, to engage and encourage a creative response from visitors to this remarkable space.
The #RenaissanceSelfie project has been developed in response to the Face area of the room, the premise being to create portraits in an early Renaissance style using everyday items- a wash bag, scarf, paper napkins and pillowcase.
Massive thank you to all our lovely sitters who so easily got into character and were so cooperative!
#RenaissanceSelfie at The Art Car Boot Fair, Hastings
25 Photos More paper napkin, pillowcase and washbag based Renaissance style fun- this time at The Art Car Boot Fair in Hastings.
#RenaissanceSelfie at The National Gallery
35 Photos We were delighted to be asked to pop up #RenaissanceSelfie in the Sainsbury wing of the National Gallery as part of their Inspiration Late series. Over the course of two hours we styled over 30 sitters amongst one of the finest collections of Renaissance paintings in the world.
#RenaissanceSelfie London Drawing at The Art Car Boot Fair 2016
26 Photos Big thanks to all who came along to The Art Car Boot Fair June 2016 for some paper napkin, wash bag and pillowcase based Renaissance fun!
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