Matthew Cornford

Space Frame (2020) (from basic design course book by Maurice de Sausmarez)

Pencil drawing on paper / Unique

45 x 32cm

Since 2008 Matthew Cornford has worked with John Beck researching the cultural history of British art schools, including an ongoing topographic survey of former art school buildings. In a related project Cornford has started to investigate and make art works based on the innovative teaching that went on within some of these institutions. The Space Frame drawing is based on an a illustration featured in Maurice de Sausmarez book, Basic Design: the dynamics of visual form, published by Studio Vista, 1964. The book aims to provided art students, without access to facilities or expensive equipment with an introduction to the – fundamental pictorial elements of all artistic expression, and the dynamic forces contained in these elements.