Thursday, November 24, 2011

The eloquent figure

The quest for an eloquent figure 

This is drawing #49. Yesterday afternoon I prepared 54 pieces of paper 21cm x 7cm and worked steadily drawing figures until something happened. This one sort of did something but more is needed.These new figures need to be succinct and enduring - no small brief for the artist. I remember Braque complaining about art that had no longevity and calling it journalism!   Longevity in art, that lasting classic quality seems to have fallen out of fashion.
One could rest easy and do what one knows, but where is the fun in that. I catch a glimpse of a better thing - I just have to persevere, at least for the next week or so!

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