Posts Tagged ‘essence of an object’

Art and memory: Developing skills

November 7, 2013

  Above: Leslie Moffat Ward “Trees near Holdenhurst”, 1913, etching   Some techniques used by artists to develop the application of memory Approach these “exercises” in a playful, experimental way and in any order that you prefer. They are really mind games rather than true drawing exercises. These methods are primarily designed to change the way that you see and remember. […]

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The essence of an object: the role of memory

October 19, 2013

How does memory tie in with the creation of art?   A quick internet search for “memory & art” directs me to websites in which events or people are commemorated in painting, sculpture and other media. Further searching leads me to information on those who use childhood memories to create highly imaginative and unusual work. Drawing from life […]

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The essence of an object (2): The thing-ness of a thing

September 16, 2013

Above: Henri Matisse “Branch of a Judas Tree”, 1942, charcoal on paper, 25.2×39.4cm     Writing in 1947 about some fig leaves that he was drawing, Matisse described how he was searching for the qualities that made them “almost unmistakably fig leaves”. He did not want to record exact copies of particular leaves, complete with their idiosyncratic […]

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