jeudi 31 décembre 2015

Last drawing of the year.


I thought a lot about drawing whilst I was away in England, three weeks is a long time. When I returned home I was able to continue drawing but this one is the last one made today. Drawing is such a physical and emotional engagement. The reciprocity which exists between the observer and the observed is there to be discovered, the disclosure self being disclosed in turn.

I think that a likeness is often hidden and it has to be encouraged out of itself and in drawing it does not always wear the same face, or rather the face is made as an image of itself, with patience, with determination, with love.

Although the above really was the last of the old year there was this other that preceded it.

A Happy New Year to all.

1 commentaire:

  1. Robert Hughes on Drawing:. "The camera, if it's lucky, may tell a different truth to drawing -- but not a truer one. Drawing brings us into a different, a deeper and more fully experienced relation to the object. A good drawing says, `not so fast, buster.' We have had a gutful of fast art and fast food. What we need more of its slow art: art that holds time as a vase holds water: arts that grows out of modes of perceptions and whose skill and doggedness make you think and feel; art that isn't merely sensational, that doesn't get its message across in 10 seconds, that isn't falsely iconic, that hooks onto something deep-running in our natures."

    Just saw the Dutch show at the Boston museum. Oh the possibilties of paint!