„I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.“

Ultimo aggiornamento 03 Giugno 2021. Storia
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Le Corbusier13
architetto, urbanista, pittore e designer svizzero naturali… 1887 - 1965

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—  Ivan Camilleri bishop of the roman-catholic church 1969

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„Whenever I begin to write a poem or draw a picture I am, in imagination, if not in reality, back in my room where I began to draw pen-and-ink pictures and write verses in my seventeenth year.“

—  Vachel Lindsay American poet 1879 - 1931

What It Means to Be a Poet in America (1926)
Contesto: Whenever I begin to write a poem or draw a picture I am, in imagination, if not in reality, back in my room where I began to draw pen-and-ink pictures and write verses in my seventeenth year. Both windows of the room look down on the great Governor’s Yard of Illinois. This yard is a square block, a beautiful park. Our house is on so high a hill I can always look down upon the governor. Among my very earliest memories are those of seeing old Governor Oglesby leaning on his cane, marching about, calling his children about him.

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„People should talk less and draw more. Personally, I would like to renounce speech altogether and, like organic nature, communicate everything I have to say visually.“

—  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German writer, artist, and politician 1749 - 1832

Wir sprechen überhaupt viel zu viel. Wir sollten weniger sprechen und mehr zeichnen. Ich meinerseits möchte mir das Reden ganz abgewöhnen und wie die bildende Natur in lauter Zeichnungen fortsprechen.
Attributed to Goethe by Johannes Falk in Goethe aus näherm persönlichen Umgange dargestellt (1832). http://www.literatur-live.de/salon/_falk_goethe.pdf

Lorna Dee Cervantes photo

„I intended all of that. And this is what I like about this, and drawings like draw, like the gunman. I call this the shoot out, the high noon draw. That was also my intent as well as drawings; draw a bucket back to the cables and the whole idea about drawings…“

—  Lorna Dee Cervantes American writer 1954

On how drawings are used in all of its forms as a recurrent theme in From the Cables of Genocide in “Poetry Saved My Life: An Interview with Lorna Dee Cervantes” https://opencourses.uoa.gr/modules/document/file.php/ENL9/Instructional%20Package/Texts//Readings/Chicana%20Movement-%20Further%20Reading/An%20Interview%20with%20Lorna%20Dee%20Cervantes.pdf (Spring 2007)

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„Nobody draws the light for covered wine rooms from the south or west, but rather from the north“

—  Vitruvius, libro De architectura

Origine: De architectura (The Ten Books On Architecture) (~ 15BC), Book I, Chapter IV, Sec. 2
Contesto: Nobody draws the light for covered wine rooms from the south or west, but rather from the north, since that quarter is never subject to change but is always constant and unshifting. So it is with granaries: grain exposed to the sun's course soon loses its good quality, and provisions and fruit, unless stored in a place unexposed to the sun's course, do not keep long.

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„The greatness of this lady lies in her simplicity--it is this that draws her to both old and young alike.“

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„Many people say that I don't know how to draw because I don't draw particular forms. When will they understand that execution, drawing and color (in other words, style) must be in harmony with the poem?“

—  Paul Gauguin French Post-Impressionist artist 1848 - 1903

in a letter to Charles Morice (July 1901), from French Paintings and Painters from the Fourteenth Century to Post-Impressionism, ed. Gerd Muesham [Frederick Ungar, 1970, ISBN 0-8044-6521-5], p. 551
1890s - 1910s

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„I also sold some drawings [he means his watercolors] - the Dutch pieces [he painted in The Netherlands] sell rather well [in Brussels, where he lived then]. People seem to prefer colored drawings here. (translation from original Dutch: Fons Heijnsbroek)“

—  Willem Roelofs Dutch painter and entomologist (1822-1897) 1822 - 1897

(original Dutch: citaat van Willem Roelofs, in het Nederlands:) Ik heb alweder ook eenige teekeningen [hij bedoelt hiermee zijn aquarellen] verkocht – de Hollandsche gevallen vinden nogal aftrek [in Brussel, waar hij toen woonde]. Men schijnt hier gekleurde teekeningen te prefereren.
In a letter to Jan Weissenbruch, 18 Dec. 1847; in Haagsch Gemeentearchief / Municipal Archive of The Hague; ; as cited by De Bodt, in Halverwege Parijs, Willem Roelofs en de Nederlandse Schilderskolonie in Brussel, Gent, 1995a, in 1995a, pp. 233-35
1840' + 1850's

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„I approach drawing solely for structure.“

—  David Bomberg painter 1890 - 1957

David Bomberg "The Bomberg Papers", ed. Patrick Swift, X: A Quarterly Review, Vol 1, No 3, June 1960
Contesto: Speaking generally Art endevours to reveal what is true and needs to be free. All things said regarding Art are subject to contradiction. An artist whose integrity sustains his strength to make no compromise with expediency is never degraded. His life work will resemble the integrating character of the primaries in the Spectrum. At the beginning, of the middle period, and at the end… I approach drawing solely for structure. I am perhaps the most unpopular artist in England – and only because I am draughtsman first and painter second. Drawing demands a theory of approach, until good drawing becomes habit – it denies all rules. It requires high discipline… Drawing demands freedom, freedom demands liberty to expand in space – this is progress. By the extension of democracy – good draughtsmanship is – Democracy’s visual sign. To draw with integrity replaces bad habits with good, youth preserved from corruption. The hand works at high tension and organises as it simplifies, reducing to barest essentials, stripping all irrelevant matter obstructing the rapidly forming organisation which reveals the design. This is drawing.

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