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Drawing (ART 1309-005)

by: Alex Olges

Drawing (ART 1309-005) ART 1309

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From Peaslee's lecture on 9.30.16. Details the various forms of drawing media.
Art Appreciation
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alex Olges on Saturday October 1, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ART 1309 at Texas Tech University taught by Peaslee in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 80 views. For similar materials see Art Appreciation in Art at Texas Tech University.


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Date Created: 10/01/16
Drawing (from chapter 2.1) Friday, September 30, 2016 8:55 AM • Drawing: defined as the depiction of shapes and forms on a surface, primarily by means of lines - is a fundamental artistic skill • Before we learn to write, we learn to draw Provides primal outlet for artistic energy and ideas ○ • Artists draw to… ○ Define their ideas ○ Plan for larger projects ○ Resolve design issues in preparatory sketches Record their visual observations ○ • Drawing for a wing of a flying machin y Leonardo da Vinci ○ A sort of blueprint for da Vinci's flying machine wing ○ Da Vinci actually finished less than 15 artworks in his life § But had 100's of drawings in his journal (like this one) • Studies of the fetus in the womb by Leonardo da Vinci (1510 -1513) ○ Da Vinci was Involved in many dissections, which was not seen as okay in this time (because of the church) ○ Da Vinci wrote backwards, like a mirror • Take On Me music video y a-ha ○ Combines real video w/ drawing • Studies for the Libyan Sibyl by Michelangelo (1510-11) ○ Served as practice for his painting, Libyan Sibyl § As indicated by "study" in the title § Part of the Sistine Chapel paintings ○ While the subject is a woman, the model was a boy Highly inappropriate for a woman to model in this time § • Medium: material on or from which an artist chooses to make a work of art ○ Ex: charcoal on paper, oil paint on canvas, etc • Dry mediums ○ Heads of the Virgin and Chb y Raphael (1509-11) § A metal point drawing (or silverpoint) □ Took a piece of metal (silver in this case) and sharpened it to a point ® Surface is then prepared (often with ground bones) ◊ Then drawn on, and a chemical reaction occurs, making the lines you see § A metal point drawing (or silverpoint) □ Took a piece of metal (silver in this case) and sharpened it to a point ® Surface is then prepared (often with ground bones) ◊ Then drawn on, and a chemical reaction occurs, making the lines you see □ Makes for a very permanent, durable medium □ Not used much today, because of the pencil § Uses hatching □ The use of non -overlapping parallel lines to convey darkness or lightness and imply depth ○ Self-portrait in Profile to Left by Kathe Kollwitz (1933) § Charcoal drawing § Hand and face is detailed more, used the sharpened edge of charcoal § Arm is less defined, used the broader side of charcoal § Depicts the artist drawing with charcoal in the artwork □ (inception) • Wet mediums ○ Leaf from an album of bamboo drawingbs y Wu Zhen (1350) § Ink on paper § Manipulation of the brush can be seen □ The stalk of the plant is lighter, thinner (less contact w/ paper) □ Leafs are broad and dark (more pressure) § Taoism: Chinese philosophy that emphasizes the importance of balanced opposites ○ Woman Seated in an Armchaib r y Henri Matisse (1942) § Pen and ink § Shows effective use of contour line to add depth and volume • Icarus by Henri Matisse (1943-7) fro azzseries ○ A paper cut-out ○ After suffering a stroke, Matisse could no longer grasp things; could no longer draw § So did paper cut outs, which he saw as a form of drawing Depicts Icarus flying in the sky after his wings melted from getting too ○ close to the sun • Untitled (cut out -7) by Mona Hatoum (2009) ○ Tissue paper cut out ○ Connection to child-like themes because of the medium § But also a more darker theme with the soldiers ○ Connection to child-like themes because of the medium § But also a more darker theme with the soldiers


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