Thinking painting through drawing prathics

In the history of art is noticeable the favored relationship between drawing and painting despite the understanding of the potential of each isolated practices. However, the relationship between drawing and painting is usually associated with two distinct stages of construction of objects: the drawing, on the structure and important as studies, and painting as illustrative process. The separate study of both practices allows us to realize specific aspects, and to cross aspects that are common to both. To the drawing are attributed capabilities that evidence more immediate and rigorous subjective characteristics of the author, alluding to the fields of perception and emotion, the result of a close contact between the artist and the support, not always accessible through painting despite the efforts of some artists and movements, namely, Abstract Expressionism. The drawing registers the act of doing in a more accurate and specific way than painting, capturing the gesture, the pressure, the tension, the pulse of the author: to record. In painting, the most common is the allusion. The registration requires the presence of perceptive experience while the allusion is more rational, probably less honest. The attempt to refer to this involuntary knowledge leads many artists to seek the understanding of the relationship between body and drawing, even painters. Thus, some painters develop their pictorial work as if they were drawing, or eventually draw masked as painting. The most well-known examples are Jackson Pollock and Cy Twombly, and, in Portugal, the trajectory of João Queiroz. The objective of this exercise is to understand how can it be developed a solid work in painting through the practice of drawing, and in what way this option enhances painting and vice versa.

Year 2014
Type Conference Proceeding
Publication Desenho na Universidade Hoje. Encontro Internacional de Desenho, Imagem e Investigação.
Pages 339-344
Local Porto
Ed/Org Paulo Luís Almeida, Miguel Bandeira Duarte e José Manuel Barbosa
ISBN / ISSN 978-989-97856-6-3
Language PT/EN