Passé notions that once defined drawing as a preparatory stage for painting or sculpture are now being cast aside. Contemporary artists are increasingly recognizing drawing as its own art form — intense, sensitive, compelling, personal, and utterly direct.
Lushly illustrated by a wide range of highly accomplished contemporary artists, Contemporary Drawing offers a broad perspective on this expansive medium. It delves into surface, mark, space, composition, scale, materials, and intentionality.
Key techniques, such as using nature to induce marks, and working with a checklist to determine a drawing’s problems, are covered in depth. The book also examines a number of artists, such as William Kentridge and Gego, who are breaking traditional boundaries that used to separate one artistic discipline from another.
Author — Margaret Davidson.
Hardcover. 192 pages.