A Caledon Sketchbook

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The Porcupine's Quill, 2008 - Art - 121 pages
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In Richard Nevitt's hands the act of drawing becomes something more than a mechanical recording of the natural world. His drawings demonstrate that a simple line can elicit a deep appreciation of a geographic place in all of its dimensions. Each of Richard's drawings takes us on a very personal journey of discovery as he delves into the living elements of landscape and its transcendent aspects.

At their core, Nevitt's drawings are figurative; his understanding of the human form animates all that he captures with his pen.

In the turn of a line, a scrap of contour, the finest hint of mass, form and volume, Nevitt lends his subjects a living quality, a breath of life and of vitality. And above all, "A Caledon Sketchbook" insists that drawing has little to do with style and aesthetics. Drawing is, in its essence, a means to the end of understanding ourselves and of our place in the world. As Nevitt ably demonstrates, drawing can invoke a profound engagement with all sorts of objects and places by all of the senses. It is a trace of thought itself.

-- Tom Smart, Executive Director, McMichael Canadian Art Collection

 

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Contents

Section 1
12
Section 2
14
Section 3
20
Section 4
22
Section 5
40
Section 6
44
Section 7
54
Section 8
74
Section 9
76
Section 10
106
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About the author (2008)

Richard Nevitt taught on the faculty of the Ontario College of Art for many years.

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