This week’s post celebrates the figure drawings of Miguel Sopena - a talented artist and skilful draughtsman, Miguel has just returned from an artists residency in Finland.
Below is a selection of his drawings complimented by a poem by fellow artist, the wonderful English poet, illustrator and painter, Dante Gabriel Rossetti. There's more new artwork from Miguel to follow shortly - stay tuned!
Beauty like hers is genius. Not the call
Of Homer's or of Dante's heart sublime, --
Not Michael's hand furrowing the zones of time, --
Is more with compassed mysteries musical;
Nay, not in Spring's Summer's sweet footfall
More gathered gifts exuberant Life bequeaths
Than doth this sovereign face, whose love-spell breathes
Even from its shadowed contour on the wall.
As many men are poets in their youth,
But for one sweet-strung soul the wires prolong
Even through all change the indomitable song;
So in likewise the envenomed years, whose tooth
Rends shallower grace with ruin void of truth,
Upon this beauty's power shall wreak no wrong.
Genius In Beauty - Dante Gabriel Rossetti
For more details on Miguel Sopena, contact the Hornshaw Gallery:
Telephone: 020 7175 1579 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org