[artinfo] Lecture by Tania Kovats artist, London (Wimbledon School of Art)

Lázár Eszter leszter at mke.hu
Wed Mar 29 13:58:01 CEST 2006

Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Doctoral Department

Lecture by Tania Kovats artist, London (Wimbledon School of Art):

Lecturing about her own art practice and editing the Drawing Book.

Wednesday 5th April, 10-12. h
Main Building, Andrássy 69-71, Projection Hall


The Drawing Book. A survey of drawing: the primary means of expression. 

2005, Black Dog Publishing.

ISBN 1 904772 33 1

Editor: Tania Kovats

Authors: Charles Darwent, Kate Macfarlane and Katharine Stout

Artists: William Blake, Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse, Ingres, Paul Macarthy, Henry Moore, Chris Ofili, Grayson Perry, Kiki Smith, Leonardo Da Vinci, Rachel Whiteread, Sol Le Witt.

Drawing has recently gained greater attention due to the prominence of contemporary artists who use it as a final medium of expression, rather than as a preliminary tool for sketching ideas. The Drawing Book positions drawing as an essential vehicle for creativity, reaching through the discrepancies between its uses by architects, artists and scientists for a deeper truth about the nature of drawing.

The book is arranged around a number of central themes; measurement, nature, the city, dreams and the body; each one richly illustrated with images ranging from cave paintings to engineering diagrams. These run alongside numerous artists' commentaries as well as three substantial essays, considering the history and current popularity of the medium. The result is a book that takes an entirely new approach to the age old medium of drawing.

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