Scribe: Ahsan Director: Kushi
In the drawing Fighting Elephants, by an unknown Indian artist from Jaipur, someone thought there must have been Roman soldiers making the elephants charge each other, because we know the Roman soldiers used elephants when they crossed the Alps. The drawing is very lifelike and shows lots of movement. There are 9 elephants.
Someone predicted that the sketch by the Swiss artist Paul Klee was of a bowl of food, although it wasn’t: it was an abstract drawing of curving lines.
On the Japanese artist Hokusai’s sketch somebody wondered what the writing (called calligraphy)meant. The drawing (done in 1843) was called Dog Barking at a Performer and was quite funny. It showed an actor dressed up as a dragon with a fierce mask. We could see the man’s legs under the big piece of cloth, but the dog was frightened and was barking at the dragon.
The drawing ‘Bridge and Study of Volumes’ by the Italian architect Mario Chiattone was made in 1914. That is more than 100 years ago but the buildings look so modern! They showed tall apartment blocks and a bridge that he imagined, and wanted to build, but sadly they were never built Lots of architects after that admired and learned from him.
We also looked at drawings by Seurat, Watteau and Djanira.