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  • A companion to contemporary drawing

Shorpening, Kelly and Fortnum, Rebecca, eds. 2020, Book, A companion to contemporary drawing Blackwell Companions to Art History . Wiley-Blackwell, London, UK. ISBN 978-1-119-19454-5

Abstract or Description:

A Companion to Contemporary Drawing explores how 20th and 21st century artists have used drawing to understand and comment on the world. Presenting contributions by both theorists and practitioners, this unique textbook considers the place, space, and history of drawing and explores shifts in attitudes towards its practice over the years. Twenty-seven essays discuss how drawing emerges from the mind of the artist to question and reflect upon what they see, feel, and experience.

This book discusses key themes in contemporary drawing practice, addresses the working conditions and context of artists, and considers a wide range of personal, social, and political considerations that influence artistic choices. Topics include the politics of eroticism in South American drawing, anti-capitalist drawing from Eastern Europe, drawing and conceptual art, feminist drawing, and exhibitions that have put drawing practices at the centre of contemporary art. This textbook:

Demonstrates ways contemporary issues and concerns are addressed through drawing

Reveals how drawing is used to make powerful social and political statements

Situates works by contemporary practitioners within the context of their historical moment

Explores how contemporary art practices utilize drawing as both process and finished artifact

Shows how concepts of observation, representation, and audience have changed dramatically in the digital era

Establishes drawing as a mode of thought

Part of the acclaimed Wiley Blackwell Companions to Art History series, A Companion to Contemporary Drawing is a valuable text for students of fine art, art history, and curating, and for practitioners working within contemporary fine art practice.

Official URL: https://www.wiley.com/en-gb/A+Companion+to+Contemp...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W110 Drawing
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119194583
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2020 10:26
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2020 10:26
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4605
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