29 February 2020
Clore Learning Studio
Saturday 29 February, 11am - 4pm
£85 | Friends £76.50
Led by Dr Alixe Bovey
The medieval art of silverpoint - the technique of using a metal stylus to draw on a mildly abrasive ground - was revived in the 19th century by artists who enjoyed the precise quality of its line. Inspired by Old Masters and 19th-century revivalists, this workshop introduces you to the materials and methods of the medium, teaching you to draw with silver and gold.
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Meet the Artist...
Dr Alixe Bovey is Head of Research at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she founded Material Witness, a training programme exploring the relationship between humanities, material objects and creative practice. Alixe is a specialist in art and culture of the Middle Ages, with an active interest in illuminated manuscripts, visual storytelling and the relationship between myth and material culture across historical periods and geographical boundaries.
Alixe spent four years as a curator of manuscripts at the British Library before moving to the School of History and Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Kent. She is a trustee for the Association for Art History and a member of Canterbury Cathedral's Fabric Advisory Committee, as well as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal History Society. Alixe also works in metalpoint and printmaking and has run practical workshops at the Courtauld Gallery and the Warburg Institute.
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