Thursday Thoughts: Intentionality

Coffee. Coffee on watercolor paper. Jacob Rowan

Coffee. Coffee on watercolor paper. Jacob Rowan

In her book Contemporary Drawing, Margaret Davidson says the defining characteristic of today’s drawing is intentionality. All the rules and conventions for drawing have been broken which leaves any medium and surface free game for artists. This means that every decision the artist makes from the surface and tools he uses to the style and manner of drawing must be intentional. The way something is drawn can say just as much, if not more, than the subject matter.

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