Mark of the Times: Charcoal and the Borough Group

About the Article

Mark of the Times: Charcoal and the Borough Group is a paper by independent historian, writer, and artist, Kate Aspinall. This paper places the drawings in The Elemental Force of Charcoal: Drawing at the Borough in a wider context, with reference to seismic shifts that occurred in arts education and drawing practices of the 20th century, as well as the historical use of charcoal as a medium. This text was written to be presented as a tour, for further details of the tour please click here.

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Text © Kate Aspinall 2016

The Elemental Force of Charcoal: Drawing at the Borough, Borough Road Gallery, Exhibition View © Lisa Drew 2015

List of works discussed in the paper (in order of inclusion): David Bomberg Unknown (1914); Dennis Creffield Jerusalem Wedding (2009); Edna Mann Bent Figure (date unknown); Miles Richmond Mare, Mule and Plough (c.1965); Dennis Creffield Seated Figure (1950); Dennis Creffield Oxen Ploughing (1953); David Bomberg Rhonda Bridge and Tajo (1935); David Bomberg Bomb Store (1942); David Bomberg St. Paul’s Cathedral, London (1944); Dennis Creffield St. Paul’s Cathedral from Clifford Chance, Aldersgate (1998); Dennis Creffield Beauvais Cathedral (East End II) (1990), Rouen Cathedral (West Front I) (1990), Bourges Cathedral (West Front) (1990), Rouen Cathedral (West Front II) (1990).