Wednesday, December 16, 2020

"drawing lends to any pursuit of knowledge"

I really appreciate this perspective on how drawing something helps one understand it. I think this applies to all art forms, particularly in writing the narrative form. When we devote focus and time to an object, whether a physical object, a person, an idea, a feeling, and we come into agreement with our bodies to not only think over it, but physically move in the process (the hand moving as one makes a brush stroke or a pen stroke) we can deepen our understanding as we discover new details and depth to that object. We move and think around it, into it, through it.

This talk was hosted by The Huntington Garden & Museum. 

"A concise master class on the important contribution that drawing lends to any pursuit of knowledge, using examples of two botanical illustrations by Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés (1478-1557) and Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717)."

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