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Six drawing lessons /

by Kentridge, William [author.].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Charles Eliot Norton lectures: Description: 187 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780674365803 (hardback); 0674365801 (hardback).Uniform titles: Works. Selections.Subject(s): Drawing | Art | Aesthetics
Contents:
In praise of shadows -- A brief history of colonial revolts -- Vertical thinking : a Johannesburg biography -- Practical epistemology : life in the studio -- In praise of mistranslation -- Anti-entropy.
Summary: Over the last three decades, the visual artist William Kentridge has garnered international acclaim for his work across media including drawing, film, sculpture, printmaking, and theater. Rendered in stark contrasts of black and white, his images reflect his native South Africa and, like endlessly suggestive shadows, point to something more elemental as well. Based on the 2012 Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, Six Drawing Lessons is the most comprehensive collection available of Kentridge's thoughts on art, art-making, and the studio. Art, Kentridge says, is its own form of knowledge. It does not simply supplement the real world, and it cannot be purely understood in the rational terms of traditional academic disciplines. The studio is the crucial location for the creation of meaning: the place where linear thinking is abandoned and the material processes of the eye, the hand, the charcoal and paper become themselves the guides of creativity. Drawing has the potential to educate us about the most complex issues of our time. List(s) this item appears in: Life Drawing 1.1 | Life Drawing 1.2 | Life Drawing 2.1
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In praise of shadows -- A brief history of colonial revolts -- Vertical thinking : a Johannesburg biography -- Practical epistemology : life in the studio -- In praise of mistranslation -- Anti-entropy.

Over the last three decades, the visual artist William Kentridge has garnered international acclaim for his work across media including drawing, film, sculpture, printmaking, and theater. Rendered in stark contrasts of black and white, his images reflect his native South Africa and, like endlessly suggestive shadows, point to something more elemental as well. Based on the 2012 Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, Six Drawing Lessons is the most comprehensive collection available of Kentridge's thoughts on art, art-making, and the studio. Art, Kentridge says, is its own form of knowledge. It does not simply supplement the real world, and it cannot be purely understood in the rational terms of traditional academic disciplines. The studio is the crucial location for the creation of meaning: the place where linear thinking is abandoned and the material processes of the eye, the hand, the charcoal and paper become themselves the guides of creativity. Drawing has the potential to educate us about the most complex issues of our time.

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