Drawn: 30 Portraits brings together drawings by modern and contemporary artists including Alberto Giacometti, Maggi Hambling, David Hockney, Henry Moore and Paula Rego, and explores the direct and spontaneous nature of the technique, and its expression of an artist’s method and personality. The works in the exhibition are drawn using a range of materials including pastels, watercolour, pencil and ink, and portray a diverse range of subjects, from female muses to mythical legends. A celebration of portraiture, the exhibition coincides with the long-awaited reopening of the National Portrait Gallery in London in June 2023.
Drawn: 30 Portraits is the second in a series of exhibitions to be held at Ordovas exploring different techniques and mediums in twentieth-century and contemporary art; it follows Stitched which took place in summer 2022. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Catherine Daunt.