Sunday, 30 October 2016

Joseph Beuys Drawings

Yesterday I visited the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh to see the excellent Artists Rooms exhibition "Joseph Beuys:  A Language of Drawing".  It was so refreshing to see how he linked drawings of different media to his ideas and made them work together.  Here is a quotation from the exhibition:

Beuy's work took many forms, employing all kinds of media to create single sculptures large and small, objects for vitrines, films, "Actions" and lectures illustrated with blackboard drawings. Beuys regarded drawing as the "first visible form" of his ideas.  He explained, "I ask questions, I put forms of language on paper, a language to stimulate more searching discussion".  The drawings, he felt, became a "kind of reservoir that I can utilise again and again" 

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