Friday, June 28, 2013

Cast aside

Hang on, here’s something strange. Over the last three or four months we’ve heard a few people talk about taking life-drawing classes. Is drawing making a come back? If it is someone needs to hot foot it over to the Collection of Plaster Casts of Ancient Sculpture in Berlin.  Imagine thousands of plaster casts of famous sculptures, bits and pieces of male and female bodies, the odd horse and a good range of heads with and without noses. The plaster cast was like a 3D Tumblr. It gave museum visitors around the world the opportunity to see sculptures in the round rather than via books in old time 2D. And art students could hone their craft using models that didn’t scratch themselves or nod off and slump out of pose.