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Old 07-26-2018, 12:44 AM
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Non-French drawing traditions?

Can anyone recommend a good summary of different western traditions of representational / fine art drawing? I'd like to be able to place the French 'academy' approach in a context of what is known about other, different approaches. Thanks!
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Old 08-21-2018, 06:22 PM
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Re: Non-French drawing traditions?

How about any information at all on non-French drawing methods?
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Old 08-22-2018, 08:06 PM
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Re: Non-French drawing traditions?

I think that there seems to be just one classical Western approach to drawing since the Renaissance. The French were working from the forms established in Italy at the time of Raphael, Leonardo and Michelangelo.

Printmaking spread that approach quickly through Europe. The Northern European masters seem to me a seamless part of the same tradition. Linear perspective was High Science then, as Alberti's book demonstrates.

No one seemed to have any new ideas until Pablo and Georges gave us Analytical Cubism. The late nineteenth century was influenced by the Japanese tradition but synthetically I think.

I would be pleased to be corrected on my thinking.

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Old 08-22-2018, 11:03 PM
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Re: Non-French drawing traditions?

Ah my apologies, I should have been more specific. It's not uncommon for a 'history' to focus on style and outcomes rather that what I'm interested in, which is specifically method. Particularly strategies geared toward accuracy, blocking-in, that sort of thing. I'm familiar with the things in Da Vinci's notebooks, or what was known or speculated about Durer (20 years ago). But as information spreads about the the procedures used at least in some schools in France I am interested in comparing that to other approaches.
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Old 08-23-2018, 09:09 AM
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Re: Non-French drawing traditions?

I'm sorry I was no help


A block in from sixteenth century Italy, Luca Cambiaso 1527 to 1585.

Good luck with your research...
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Old 08-25-2018, 01:50 PM
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Re: Non-French drawing traditions?

You were very helpful actually. You made me realize I had been criminally unclear in my original question.
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