Dominic Blake is a professional Life Model, working with many major museums, galleries and art schools in London, and regularly with the Hesketh Hubbard Art Society.
"I believe that the role of the Life Model is often misunderstood. The question posed in the title of my talk is rhetorical. My intention would be to assert that Life Models are Artists, discussing the symbiotic role they play within the artistic relationships they work within. I view my work as a physical mode of artistic expression, I am travelling on deep physical and emotional journeys of self-reflection with the artists who assemble to draw me.
Every day, I challenge myself to create poses that might be the catalyst for new and interesting artistic ideas. Witnessing the results unfolding all around me in the form of paintings, drawings and sculptures is infinitely exciting."
During this talk, Dominic will cover the historical importance of the practice of drawing from life, moving from antiquity to the Renaissance through to the present day and the symbiotic role Life Models play within the artistic relationships they share with those people who draw them.
Thursday 15th of August, 2019
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Tube: Charing Cross Station (5 min walk)
Train: Charing Cross Underground Station (7 min walk)