Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Drawing 103

Started my drawing class yesterday. It's an intro to contemporary drawing and painting and an introduction to theoretical issues. I'm intrigued to learn about the theory (ies) of drawing. Drawing is about seeing . . . or is it more than just seeing? It's also about experiencing and recording and understanding the visual world. And what about dreams and the ethereal? Okay, so I guess there's a lot of ground to cover in 6 weeks before we start the painting component lol.
Here's a drawing by Robert Rauschenberg called Erased DeKooning Drawing. It's a statement about being rid of the past (and present) and starting afresh, over and over again: erasing what's been done before and having your own go at it. I really like this . . . it's very inspiring.
Erased DeKooning Drawing, Robert Rauschenberg


Sky Pape said...

As an avid "drawer," it's nice to read your thoughtful words about drawing, and how, as an artist, you experience the world (and art), and the discoveries made possible through creative expression. Wishing you much gratification with your ongoing studies - both formal and self-driven - and hoping you reap many rewards from your creative pursuits!

Pete Kohut said...

Thank you.