Join 2B or Not 2B Life Drawing on the 25th of July for a life drawing session themed around Claude Cahun.
About this event
Cahun's works encompassed writing, photography, and theatre, of which the most remembered are the highly staged self-portraits and tableaux that incorporated the visual aesthetics of Surrealism. During the 1920s, Cahun produced an astonishing number of self-portraits in various guises such as aviator, dandy, doll, body builder, vamp and vampire, angel, and Japanese puppet.: 67
In her writing she consistently referred to herself as "elle" (she), and this article follows her practice; but she also said that her actual gender was fluid. For example, in Disavowals, Cahun writes: "Masculine? Feminine? It depends on the situation. Neuter is the only gender that always suits me." Cahun is most well known for her androgynous appearance, which challenged the strict gender roles of her time."
Please note member tickets are only open to House of St Barnabas Members. If you are not a member of the House of St Barnabas, you can get your tickets here.
HOUSE RULES AND MODEL SAFETY:
Please do not under any circumstances record (with your mobile) or screenshot the model, we welcome you to photograph, record and share your work on social media but please do not record their body out of respect for them, thank you! <3
Our sessions are inclusive and suitable for all abilities. Each pose is timed and called out before each pose.
WHAT YOU NEED:
* Something to draw on and something to draw with! You can grab whatever is nearest at hand, pen and paper, iPad, envelopes, whatever floats your boat! Take a look at our Instagram for more inspiration! @2bornot2bcollective
* Zoom. You'll need to register for a zoom account and install the app. Registering for a zoom account is free and easy to do! Sign up with Zoom via this link:
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