Contemporary Drawing: Key Concepts and Techniques for Today's Fine Artists

Contemporary Drawing: Key Concepts and Techniques for Today's Fine Artists

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By (author) Margaret Davidson

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  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S.
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 249mm x 290mm x 25mm | 1,134g
  • Publication date: 16 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0823033155
  • ISBN 13: 9780823033157
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout, 135 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 70,829

Product description

This title looks at drawing's current renewal of importance in the art world through illuminating discussion. It is suitable for beginner to professional-level artists seeking advanced explorations of the foundations of drawing. It is illustrated by specific drawing examples & techniques by modern era masters & leading contemporary artists. It is suitable for serious beginner to professional-level artists seeking advanced explorations of the conceptual and technical foundations of modern era and contemporary drawing. Drawing has recently experienced a renewal of importance in the art world; in fact, it has rarely been as widely represented in the biennials, art fairs and exhibitions as it is now. "Contemporary Drawing" explores this resurgence through illuminating discussions on the historical and conceptual underpinnings of contemporary drawing, which are then reinforced and illustrated with specific drawing examples/techniques by modern era masters and leading contemporary artists.

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Margaret Davidson has taught at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Washington State, at Indiana University and at the University of Washington. Davidson currently teaches courses in Drawing from Modern Masters, the Aesthetics of Drawing and Advanced Drawing Techniques at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington.