Jon Burgerman

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Jon Burgerman

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  • Jon Burgerman is a UK artist who has popularise a ‘doodle' art style. His work is humorous in style and sits between fine art, urban art and pop-culture.
  • The images on this page were commissioned as part of an exhibition on Leonardo Da Vinci and the art work appeared on tables in the cafe at Nottingham Castle where the exhibition on Da Vinci was held. Burgerman considered how Da Vinci attempted to record and illustrate the world around him and he tried to bring this up to date by thinking about what Da Vinci’s might have drawn had he been alive today in a world of popular culture, comic books, t.v. and the internet. He used his own distinctive style to represent this on 15 table tops in the cafe. When the table tops are placed together they produce a large separate composition
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  • Click here to see all of the tables. What items from popular culture can you identify?
  • Review Burgerman's work and summarise what you like and don’t like about it. Justify your points. 
  • Jon Burgerman used the work of Da Vinci to inspire the tables. He did this by focusing on Da Vinci’s desire to record and sketch everyday objects. Investigate the sketches of Da Vinci and compare their styles of the two artists.
  • Compare Burgerman’s work to the pop art work of Keith Haring
  • How might you use the work of Jon Burgerman to inspire your own work?
  • Download this #ThinkDo card on Jon Burgerman (click on the image to see it in more detail).
    Teachers: Why not use this as a lesson starter? 
    Students: After you have done the activities on the card print it out as a revision card and use it to make revision notes on.
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