Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

Tearing up your drawings

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Drawing by Henri Matisse

Before he did all those lovely line drawings, Matisse would make really detailed charcoal drawings and tear them up. He wouldn’t leave them about; he thought of them as working drawings. I understand what he was doing: discovering what’s there. And then when you come to use line, if you know what you’re looking at, it’s much easier to make the line meaningful, to find a linear solution to what you want to depict.

David Hockney

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December 7, 2013 at 9:00 am

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