One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The activity or skill of drawing live, typically nude, models.‘she studied life drawing at the Camden Arts Centre’as modifier ‘a life drawing class’
- ‘Her favourite art forms are sculpting and life drawing.’
- ‘At his studio in Picardy Place he ran a private art school, where he offered students additional life drawing.’
- ‘Together with the study of classical sculpture, life drawing became an essential part of artistic education.’
- ‘According to the investigation, professional life drawing models have seen their business shrinking in the past three years.’
- ‘Art is confined to art colleges, with life drawing virtually redundant.’
- 1.1count noun A drawing of a live, typically nude, model.‘I have some life drawings I did last year’
- ‘I got the idea from doing a nude pastel from a life drawing which is in my gallery at the moment.’
- ‘However, they were forced to admit that his life drawings of his brother were surprisingly distinguished.’
- ‘Here is a life drawing I did last year.’
- ‘She opened an exhibition of life drawings by women artists at the Appleloft Gallery, Co Sligo.’
- ‘He abandoned painting in favour of sculpture in 1932, though he continued to produce watercolour landscapes and countless life drawings.’
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