Functions and Tasks of Drawing in the Criative Process


This study aims to analyze the role of drawing in the contemporary art process, based on a study of a set of practical actions undertaken in its development. These actions, referred to as Roles and Tasks, seek to emphasize that it is possible to distinguish in the action scope of drawing (in this particular context), actions with characteristics fundamentally abstract and generic which motivate the intention – the functions, and actions with features fundamentally practices which seek to respond to that intention – the Tasks.
It is also distinguished in this context, that the different Drawing Functions and Tasks unfold in different procedural guidelines called here as Movements of Convergence and Movements of Dissemination, ie, the process lives of an activity where, sometimes converges to resolve or reach a specific target – a synthesis, or expands and spreads opportunities that focus primarily on procedural action in itself. The interactive nature of the Movements makes those functions and tasks unfold in an activity which is also interactive and dynamic, associated with the features of these movements.
This framework of study, serves a model proposal of contemporary drawing which conceptually identifies with the idea of diagram and in practice operates as a kind of collage. Buoyed by a relational and dynamic perspective of matter in the process, this model would emphasize the way the author lists and order the variety and heterogeneous of information and which often beyond the exclusive use of elements associated with drawing tradition.
This approach is focused and based on the analysis of practical and theoretical evidence of authors who use the drawing in its processes and culminate in Case Studies located or started mainly in the 60s e70s of twentieth century.
The way these authors centered their activities in the artistic process and the role that drawing will integrate this activity, strengthens the current practice of drawing as essentially adopting a device model, relational and dynamic driven by the interaction of those Functions and Tasks of Drawing .

Year 2010
Type Thesis
Institution Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
Degree PhD
Supervisor(s) Professor Pintor Mário Bismarck; Coorientador: Professor Doutor Paulo Freire de Almeida
Language Portuguese
Field Artistic Studies