Giant Tortoise by Kneale

Bryan Kneale (1930- )
Giant tortoise (Geochelone), 1986.
Chalk on paper, 800 x 1000 mm.

Bryan Kneale is best known for his drawings and sculptures. While Professor of Sculptures at the Royal College of Art, London, he developed a close association with the Natural History Museum.

Over the centuries, artists and zoologists have studied and drawn animal skeletons to increase their understanding of anatomy. Kneale has further developed this tradition by conveying energy and character to his subjects.

This exciting example of his work in chalk is a somewhat haunting depiction of a giant tortoise.

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