Measuring the Workshop
Drawing with Screen Print - A/P
50 cm x 50 cm
Available from the Royal College of Art Printmaking
From the end of the 13th century or earlier, artists carried out their trade within the framework of a workshop. In the workshop, the first tasks the apprentice was taught to perform were practical ones. Brushes and paints were made in the workshop and supports were prepared there. Early experiments with space and volume began in the workshop, but the real turning point in the culture of the workshop took place at the end of the 14th century. Artist in Italy started to study the rules governing space or more specifically how space is perceived by a positioned viewer at a fixed point – the rules of perspective.
Measuring the Workshop measures the workshop – the space and rules of perspective.