drawing

August & Grain

  The fields were sudden bare – John Clare       Across the field, a half-mile or more away – across a dry liquid rustle of oats – a…

Dessins de téléphone

          This is part of RHYTHM, a section of The Learned Pig devoted to exploring rhythm as individual and collective, as poetic and biological, and the ways that…

Enemy of the State

Botanical illustrations of the early modern period (1550-1800), the “big science” of their day, served as documentation of useful plants found in colonial territories. Plants such as tobacco, sugar cane,…

A space, an ambiance, a home

A modest row of cottages is set apart from Cambridge’s Castle Street by a small green on one side and St Peter’s Church on the other, right next to Cambridge…

Amy Dover

Endlings: Drawing Extinction

There are many different approaches to drawing animals. In particular there was a shift in the 19th century away from French idealism towards an approach, led by British artists such…

Notes from the Field

An amateur entomological and botanical study in four locations, at five different times of day, by artist Anna Garrett.

Simon Carroll

Unsent Letter to an Old Art Teacher

Dear Adrian, I’m not drawing anymore. There, I’ve said it. I didn’t become an artist like you always said I could. I write stories now instead. I have always wanted…

Maxim Peter Griffin

Keep the Ink Moving

The art of Maxim Peter Griffin attunes itself to the spirit of a place. Or is it spirits? His work taps the frequencies that thrum, seldom heard, through the worlds…

Gordon Cheung – Unknown Knowns

Unknown Knowns is Gordon Cheung’s third exhibition at Edel Assanti, London. The exhibition’s title is drawn from Slavoj Zizek’s observation that Donald Rumsfeld’s theory of knowledge omitted a crucial fourth…

Rebecca Clark II

Editorial: Wolf Crossing

Look into the eyes of the wolf. What does it see? On 29th August 2016, shortly after the announcement of Steve Bannon’s appointment as Donald Trump’s new campaign CEO, The…