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 “TRADITIONAL PRACTICES” on the line below.
Some illustrations of traditional artistic practices
As you will see the chapter is richly illustrated: The four images below show either the traditional artistic practices in action or their fruits. The first two give a foretaste of the use of essentially mechanical devices, while the second two illustrate the advantage of a having a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and linear perspective respectively.
This chapter is from “Drawing on Both Sides of the Brain”, which is divided into two BOOKS.
- BOOK ONE “Drawing with Feeling” and
- BOOK TWO, “Drawing with Knowledge“.
Each book is divided into several parts. Thus BOOK ONE, to which contains the chapter to which this post is devoted, is divided into three parts:
- Part 1, “Objectives“.
- Part 2, “Established practices“.
- Part 3 “The new drawing lesson“.
The Chapter found in this post is BOOK ONE, Part 2, Chapter 2. It follows the sole chapter from Part 1 which has already been posted and can be obtained by clicking on its title below:
In the coming weeks and months other chapters from BOOK ONE, Part 2 will be posted as .PDF files.
- Chapter 3: The arrival of Modernist teaching methods,
- Chapter 4: The sketch as a link between old ways and new.
- Chapter 5: Negative shapes.
- Chapter 6: Contour drawing.
- Chapter 7: Photographs.
- Chapter 8: Movement, speed and memory.
Following these chapters, comes PAR T 3, which can be described as “the hub of the book”. It consists of three chapters devoted to my “feeling based drawing lesson“. These describe the drawing process in considerable depth, before embarking on my drawing lesson with its host of innovatory suggestions.
Also, I will be posting other chapters and extracts on the theme of drawing. These are from BOOK 2, “Drawing with Knowledge” and they will provide a raft of new perspectives on linear perspective and human anatomy.
List of Posts relating to “Drawing on Both Sides of the Brain”
- An inspirational 19th century teacher and his widespread influence on Modernism in drawing and painting
- Chapter 1: Accuracy versus expression