Investigating Art Movements through Speed Drawing

svetlana.atlavina

The project embraced twelve art movements from Modern and Contemporary Art periods. These include Cubism, Expressionism, Futurism, Abstract Art, Dadaism, Realism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art and Postmodernism. The experiment attempts to find suitable methods for remembering large volumes of visual information. One of the tools is intensive speed drawing sessions which allow participants to explore their unique visual understanding of the art movement through forms, lines, colours and composition. The experiment is conducted in two parts. Each session includes short viewing an artist’s retrospective or a video of the particular movement. A drawing session follows this, and participants are given the freedom in choosing a medium, and representation techniques. The main emphasis is to draw images of the movement from memory. Additionally, precise, accurate or taught drawing conventions are discouraged. All images in the book are copyright protected. Please, contact the author for any type of image and text usage.

Investigating

Art Movements

through

Speed Drawing

Cover Image u Angelus Nativitatis u after Paul Klee and Walter Benjamin u By Svetlana Atlavina u May 2018


Investigating Art Movements through Speed Drawing

Introduction

This book contains a collection of drawings from

Investigating Art Movements Through Speed Drawing

The project embraced twelve art movements from Modern and Contemporary Art periods. These include:

Cubism, Expressionism, Futurism, Abstract Art, Dadaism, Realism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop

Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art and Postmodernism. The experiment attempts to find suitable methods for

remembering large volumes of visual information. One of the tools is intensive speed drawing sessions

which allow participants to explore their unique visual understanding of the art movement through forms,

lines, colours and composition.

The experiment is conducted in two parts. Each session includes short viewing an artist’s retrospective or a

video of the particular movement. A drawing session follows this, and participants are given the freedom in

choosing a medium, and representation techniques. The main emphasis is to draw images of the movement

from memory. Additionally, precise, accurate or taught drawing conventions are discouraged.

Speed drawing tries to represent the images one can recall following 30 – 40 minutes exposure to a particular

art movement. All participants have varied approaches towards the speed drawing’ sessions. Many stated

that struggled to hold on to images in their memory, and found it exceptionally difficult to record them.

Moreover, they often could not resist conventional drawing and representation techniques. However, after

several attempts it was possible. This experiment might open the possibility of unlearning how to draw, in

order to free the hand and to explore new ventures of the artist’s practice.

Content

uCubism uExpressionism uFuturism uAbstract Art uDadaism uRealism uSurrealism uAbstract Expressionism uPop Art uMinimal Art uConceptual Art uPost-Modernism

Investigating Art Movements Through Speed Drawing

by Svetlana Atlavina

MA in Printmaking

Cambridge School of Art

Anglia Ruskin University

2018


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Recollection of Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso by Svetlana.


Recollection of Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque by Svetlana.

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Recollection of Albert Gleizes and Marc Chagall by Svetlana.


Recollection of Oskar Kokoschka, Ernst Kirchner,

Alexej von Jawlensky and Max Pechstein by Svetlana.

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Recollection of Milton Avery by Michelle and Svetlana.


Recollection of Alexej von Jawlensky, Otto Dix, Oskar Kokoschka and Erich Heckel by Svetlana.

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Recollection of Umberto Boccioni by Svetlana on the left.

Recollection of Futurism by Michelle and Ryan on the right.


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Recollection of Umberto Boccioni and game ‘Fortnite’ by Ludmila and Luka.

Recollection of Carlo Carra by Ludmila, Gino Severini by Svetlana.


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Recollection of Naum Gabo by Svetlana and Mark. Vladimir Tatlin by Peter.


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Recollection of Naum Gabo by Svetlana.

Recollection of Paul Klee and Rodchenko by Svetlana.


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Recollection of Naum Gabo by Mark and Michelle.

Above is the recollection of Piet Mondrian by Svetlana


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Recollection of Kurt Schwitters, Man Ray, Christian Schad and Marcel Duchamp by Svetlana.


Recollection of Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray by Svetlana and Michelle.

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Recollection of Marcel Janko, Hannah Hock, Raoul Hausmann and Sophie Taeuber-Arp by Svetlana.


Recollection of Edward Hopper, Diego Rivera and Felix Nussbaum by Svetlana.

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Recollection of Tamara de Lempicka by Ludmila, Max Beckmann by Foma.

Recollection of Georgia O’Keefie by Ludmila, Max Beckmann by Svetlana.


Recollection of Balthus, Grant Wood, Charles Sheeler and Christian Schad by Svetlana.

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Investigating Art Movements through Speed Drawing

Introduction

This book contains a collection of drawings from

Investigating Art Movements Through Speed Drawing

The project embraced twelve art movements from Modern and Contemporary Art periods. These include:

Cubism, Expressionism, Futurism, Abstract Art, Dadaism, Realism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop

Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art and Postmodernism. The experiment attempts to find suitable methods for

remembering large volumes of visual information. One of the tools is intensive speed drawing sessions

which allow participants to explore their unique visual understanding of the art movement through forms,

lines, colours and composition.

The experiment is conducted in two parts. Each session includes short viewing an artist’s retrospective or a

video of the particular movement. A drawing session follows this, and participants are given the freedom in

choosing a medium, and representation techniques. The main emphasis is to draw images of the movement

from memory. Additionally, precise, accurate or taught drawing conventions are discouraged.

Speed drawing tries to represent the images one can recall following 30 – 40 minutes exposure to a particular

art movement. All participants have varied approaches towards the speed drawing’ sessions. Many stated

that struggled to hold on to images in their memory, and found it exceptionally difficult to record them.

Moreover, they often could not resist conventional drawing and representation techniques. However, after

several attempts it was possible. This experiment might open the possibility of unlearning how to draw, in

order to free the hand and to explore new ventures of the artist’s practice.

Content

uCubism uExpressionism uFuturism uAbstract Art uDadaism uRealism uSurrealism uAbstract Expressionism uPop Art uMinimal Art uConceptual Art uPost-Modernism

Investigating Art Movements Through Speed Drawing

by Svetlana Atlavina

MA in Printmaking

Cambridge School of Art

Anglia Ruskin University

2018


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Recollection of Rene Margritte by Ludmila and Svetlana.

Recollection of Eric Gill by Melanie, Salvador Dali by Ludmila.


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Recollection of Salvador Dali by Svetlana and Ludmila.

Recollection of Salvador Dali by Luka and Ludmila.


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Recollection of Eric Gill by Melanie and Max Ernst by Ludmila.

Recollection of Wifredo Lam and Max Ernst by Svetlana.


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Recollection of Jackson Pollock by Svetlana and Luka.

Willem De Kooning and David Smith by Svetlana.

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Recollection of Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still by Svetlana.

Barnett Newman by Svetlana. Robert Motherwell by Luka.


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Recollection of Arshile Gorky, Willem De Kooning,

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Recollection of Gerhard Richter by Svetlana.

Recollection of Gerhard Richter by Ryan.


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Recollection of Louise Bourgeois by Svetlana and Peter.

Recollection of Jaspar Johnes and Gerhard Richter by Svetlana.


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Recollection of David Hockney by Melanie on the left and Svetlana.


Recollection of Richard Serra by Svetlana and Paddy.

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Recollection of Sol LeWitt by Paddy and Svetlana.

Recollection of Sol LeWitt by Ryan and Paddy.


Recollection of Sol LeWitt by Svetlana and Paddy.

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Recollection of Joseph Kosuth, Robert Smithson and On Kawara by Svetlana.


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Recollection of Bruce Nauman, Gordon Matta-Clark, Alighiero Boetti and Robert Morris by Svetlana.

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Recollection of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Walter De-Maria,

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Recollection of Glen Brown, Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth and Robert Gober by Svetlana.

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Recollection of Albert Oehlen, Neo Rauch, Peter Doig and Christopher Wool by Svetlana.


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Recollection of Keith Haring, Beatriz Milhazes, Damien Hirst, and Paul McCarthy by Svetlana.

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