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A good drawing consists of the right mark in the right place according to Maggi Hambling, who compares her life-drawing sessions to a musician practising scales. (1990)

A good drawing consists of the right mark in the right place according to Maggi Hambling, who compares her regular life-drawing sessions to a musician practising scales.

She sees the validity of art as dependent on the ability of the artist to be moved by a subject and to respond to it as directly as possible.

'Drawing from life', she says, 'is the most direct thing an artist does'. (1990)

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BBC Four Bohemian Icons Collection

BBC Four Bohemian Icons Collection
Explore the great lives of artists and writers who forged their own paths in this BBC Four Collection.
Bohemian Icons

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Role Contributor
Producer Dick Foster
Participant Maggi Hambling

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