Contemporary Drawing: Key Concepts and Techniques

Front Cover
Watson-Guptill Publications, 2011 - Art - 192 pages
0 Reviews
Drawing is experiencing an unparalleled surge in the art world. Passé notions that once defined drawing as being a preparatory stage for painting or sculpture have long since been cast aside. Drawing is now fully recognized as its own art form—in the biennials, art fairs, museum exhibitions, and beyond. Drawing has come of age.
           
Contemporary artists are increasingly discovering that drawing is something unique and different from painting. It is an intense, sensitive, compelling, personal, and utterly direct art form, one with its own concepts, characteristics, and techniques. In addition, contemporary drawing is not governed by any particular imagery, but rather encompasses a variety of approaches, including realist, abstract, modernist, and post-modernist.
           
Contemporary Drawing delves into the essential and far-reaching concepts of this medium, exploring surface, mark, space, composition, scale, materials, and intentionality in turn. Key techniques, such as using nature to induce marks and working with a checklist to determine a drawing's problems, are introduced throughout. Plus, an in-depth chapter examines a number of artists, such as William Kentridge and Gego, who are breaking traditional boundaries that separate one artistic discipline from another.

Lushly illustrated by a wide range of highly accomplished contemporary artists, Contemporary Drawing offers a broad perspective on this expansive and energized field of art.
 
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

The Fundamental Truth of Drawing
40
MarkMaking as the Means to an
46
MarkMaking for Its Own Sake
60
Technique Using Nature to Induce
73
Summary
80
Composition
104
otechnique working with a Golden
114
FIVE Scale ºn SEVEN Breaking Barriers iss 122 Big Drawings 164 william Kentridge
122
Testing Pen Nibs 174 what Is Intentionality?
146
Materials to Draw on 178 How can we Learn Intentionality?
147
A Brief History of Paper 180 Technique Using a checklist
148
Paper options 182 Summary
154
Feature Paper Terminology
158
Summary
161
conscious Intent and Greater Choice
184
BIBLIOGRAPHY
188

Scaling Up an Image 166 Gertrude Goldschmidt Gego
127
Small Drawings 168 Barbara Robertson
128
summary 170 Nancy Rubins 171 summary
130
six Materials iss 134 Materials to Draw With EIGHT Intentionality lºs
134
SOURCES
190
INDEX
191
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

Margaret Davidson has a BFA from the University of Michigan and a MFA from the University of Washington. She is represented by Anchor Art Space in Anacortes, Washington. Davidson currently teaches courses in Beginning Drawing, Drawing from Modern Masters, the Aesthetics of Drawing, and various drawing technique classes at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington.

Bibliographic information