Traditional artistic practices

In furtherance of my project publishing chapters from my books, we now come to a chapter on traditional artistic practices. Its title is “The Renaissance and the Academic Method”. To understand how it fits into the structure of “Drawing with Both Sides of the Brain”, please go to the POSTSCRIPT below. To read the chapter just click on the link immediately below:

Chapter 2, Traditional artistic practices

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“At last I don’t know how to draw” : Toulouse-Lautrec the first Modern Painter”

In 1992 I was asked to write an article for “La Revue du Tarn” as a contribution to  the “Year of Toulouse-Lautrec”.  In particular I was asked to give a critique of the big exhibition of his paintings that took place that year in London and Paris. More recently I included an edited adaptation as Chapter 7 of my book “Fresh Perspectives on Creativity“. Click below for a .PDF version of it.

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“AT LAST I DON’T KNOW HOW TO DRAW”

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Apologies for the poor quality of some of the illustrations. They will be better for the published version.

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Toulouse-Lautrec : Drawing of a woman from the “Artilleur et femme” series

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Accuracy versus expression

Are the accuracy and expression compatible?

I hope you enjoy the attachment below, which is about the accuracy versus expression debate. It is the first chapter of my book “Drawing on the right Side of the Brain“, in which I compare the expressive potential of searching for accuracy relative to that of other artistic goals that lead to different manifestations of inaccuracy,  whether it be in the guise of distortions, abstractions or any other kind of deviation from accuracy.  My conclusion is that not only art history but also the outcomes of my experience as a teacher, as illustrated by the work of my students, show that both have the potential to inspire artistic creativity. The drawing of Durer’s Mother below is one of the six illustrations in the chapter, three of which provide examples of the expressive potential of the search for accuracy, while the remainder provide examples of the expressive potential of researching deviations from it.

TBD1-CHPT 1 – ACCURACY V EXPRESSION

An illustration for the accuracy versus expression debate

Albrecht Durer: Portrait of his Mother

Contents Lists for my books

The subjects covered are:

1.  Drawing    2. Painting    3. Creativity    4. Related Science

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Preface to the three practical books

1. DRAWING

Chapters from “Drawing on Both Sides of the Brain”.

Other Posts on Drawing:

2. PAINTING

Chapters from “Painting with Light and Colour”:

Other Posts on colour and light in painting:

3. CREATIVITY

Chapters from “Fresh  insights into Creativity”

Extracts from Chapter 10: “Having fun with creativity”

4. SCIENCE

Chapters from “What Scientists can Learn from Artists”

These deal in greater depth with subjects that feature in the other volumes

5. EXPANDED EXTRACTS FROM GLOSSARY

6. PAINTING SCHOOL NEWS

7. MISCELLANEOUS

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Accuracy versus expression debate

Click below for a contribution to the accuracy versus expression debate. It is the first chapter of my book “Drawing on Both Sides of the Brain” which is made up of two volumes: “Drawing with Feeling” and “Drawing with Knowledge”.  The drawing of Durer’s Mother below is one of the six illustrations in the chapter used to illustrate the expressive potential of the accuracy aspiration. Please enjoy.

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“DRAWING WITH FEELING”-CHAPTER 1 – “ACCURACY V EXPRESSION”

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accuracy versus expression debate
Albrecht Durer: Portrait of his Mother

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Chapters from “Drawing on Both Sides of the Brain”.

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