Life Class: Today’s Nude
Life Class: Today’s Nude continues Alan Kane’s often irreverant attempts at popularising the production and dissemination of art and culture by taking life class model out of the privacy of the studio and into the nation’s living rooms on daytime TV. John Berger, Judy Purbeck, Maggi Hambling, Gary Hume and Humphrey Ocean tutor classes with a diversity of models in studio settings ranging from the Royal Academy of Art’s Life Drawing room to a dance studio and a public library. Broadcast on Channel 4 as a series of five half hour classes, the viewing audience is invited to observe and draw a nude figure guided by one of the artist-tutors. Please upload your drawings to flickr.com/groups/lifeclass and a selection will be shown on artangel.org.uk.
During June, in advance of the Channel 4 broadcast, drop-in life drawing classes make temporary appearances in London and four other cities across the UK. Passers-by are invited in – free of charge – to sit behind an easel, pick up a pencil and draw.
Life Class: Today’s Nude will be available to watch online at channel4.com/4od from 7 July. Music composed by Brian Eno.
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