The stage of drawing: gesture and act : selected from the Tate Collection
The Stage of Drawing presents remarkable works on paper selected by the artist Avis Newman from the prestigious collection of Tate, London. Including both well-known and less familiar drawings from the mid-1700s to the 1970s by British and international artists, this book, and its accompanying exhibition, offers the opportunity to view developments in drawing over the past three centuries. The subjects addressed by the book range from literary and theatrical influences on such artists as Sir Joshua Reynolds, William Blake, and Henry Fuseli, to the gestural act in 20th-century drawing as seen in the work of Natalya Goncharova, Francis Bacon, Lucio Fontana, Cy Twombly, Blinky Palermo and Andy Warhol. This book presents a unique view of drawing and its place in the history of art.
This “messy” style allows freedom, and also reflects the freedom sought.
To bring in Irene here, she referred me to Van Stokker her delicate colours and wall paintings
And this is me, something I thought I would hide
Bernard pointed me to Avis Newman
Her canvas works, objects and works on paper show
a longstanding preoccupation with the notion of origins,
as embodied in the initial moment of tracing, and with
considerations of the genesis of the mark. To this end
drawing has figured as a central concern.