22 April 2019
Make Your Mark: The Enduring Joy of Drawing by Laura Cumming
Laura Cumming, the art critic of The Observer, celebrated the art of drawing in Make Your Mark: The Enduring Joy of Drawing, her cover article for the Observer New Review section on Sunday 21 April.
"Art starts with a drawing – specifically a drawing by a clever young girl named Kora, otherwise known as the Maid of Corinth. Kora is a teenager in ancient Greece who has fallen in love with a soldier. Alas he is called up to war. Desperate to keep hold of him, or some memory of his handsome presence, Kora asks him to stand against a wall in bright sunlight so she can draw the outline of his shadow. His trace remains, held there for ever by her perfect line. And thus drawing is born, at least according to Pliny…" READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>