Day 362 and Auerbach

by Sketchy on the Detail

Not so much about Frank Auerbach himself but rather being motivated by his National Gallery-inspired sketches. There are a collection of them at the coffee nook in the gallery, that illustrates his close relationship with drawing and referencing the artistic greats that have gone before him. I think they are lovely, and they help me not to worry so much that my sketches are not precise replicas either .

Today (or rather yesterday as I am writing this on Saturday) I spent time in Room 40, at first with Giovanni Battista Tiepolo’s “Rinaldo turning in Shame from the Magic Shield” and then moving on to “An Allegory with Venus and Time” before my friend came to collect me for a coffee.