These images look at different materials and techniques used in drawn portraits since the sixteenth century, including an interactive view of Graham Sutherland’s sketchbook and close up details of materials such as chalk and ink to create effects in portraiture.
Perspective: Seeing where you stand
Try out the two interactive drawing animations that reveal the mathematics of perspective. One looks at the circle, the other at the sphere.
Drawing masterclasses 1 & 2 by American artist and teacher Ron Bowen, including drawing games and a link to the self-portrait drawings in the Collection.
Portraits : Art History
This resource for Sixth Form Students and Teachers considers and compares a contemporary and an historic portrait. Discussion questions about the works are followed by factual information relating directly to the works.
A learning resource for teachers exploring portraits in the Collection which challenge the definition or perception of portraiture.
In focus: Sir Anthony van Dyck
This resource focuses on a limited number of paintings and details, including questions about the practice and historical context of the artist, with suggested lines of enquiry and ideas for classroom activity, plus links for further research.