June 8, 2020

Drawing is a Way of Seeing

Today we welcome our second graders and up to Summer Shake Up and begin our journey thinking about process. Drawing can help us to be stronger observers—and taking the time to really look at something will help us see the richness that exists in every person, place or thing. Today, or really any day, we aren't concerned if your drawing looks exactly like the object—in fact we aren't going to be looking at our drawings while we make them at all! What we do ask is that you simply take the time to look.

Share your drawings with us at #chinatiSSU!

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Today we welcome our second graders and up to Summer Shake Up and begin our journey thinking about process. Drawing can help us to be stronger observers-- and taking the time to really look at something will help us see the richness that exists in every person, place or thing. Today, or really any day, we aren't concerned if your drawing looks exactly like the object-- in fact we aren't going to be looking at our drawings while we make them at all! What we do ask is that you simply take the time to look. On the front tile of this post is a detail of one of the 36 drawings installed at Chinati by Icelandic artist Ingólfur Arnarsson. These were made in 1992. Drawing has always played an important role in Ingólfur Arnarsson’s work — but his drawings have not always looked like this example. Drawing has been a long and more continuous process for Arnarsson. His earliest drawings were delicate images of landscapes, flowers, or shapes. As years passed representations of reality slowly began to disappear. Individual marks and lines almost all disappeared, instead the drawing began to resemble a rubbing like you make with a piece of charcoal on paper over a sidewalk. Share your drawings with us at #chinatiSSU #chinatiedu #chinatifoundation #museumfromhome ©2020 , Ingólfur Arnarsson, Reykjavík, Iceland

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Hoy le damos la bienvenida a los niños de segundo año a Summer Shake Up. comenzaremos nuestra aventura pensando en procesos. Dibujar nos ayuda a ser mejores observadores y observar detalladamente nos ayuda a apreciar la riqueza que existe en cada persona, lugar o cosa. Hoy o en cualquier otro dia, no importa si tu dibujo se ve exactamente como el objeto ¡De hecho no miraremos nuestros dibujos mientras los estamos haciendo! Lo único que pedimos es que tomes tu tiempo en observar. La primera imagen aquí, es el detalle de uno de los 36 dibujos instalados en Chinati del artista islándico Ingólfur Arnarsson. Estos dibujso fueron hechos en 1992. Dibujar, siempre ha jugado un importante rol en el trabajo de Ingólfur Arnarsson, sin embargo sus dibujos no siempre han sido como el ejemplo. Dibujar, ha sido un largo y continuo proceso para Arnarsson. Sus primeros dibujos fueron delicadas imágenes de paisajes, flores y figuras. Al paso de los años imágenes de la realidad lentamente desaparecieron. Marcas y líneas, desaparecieron casi por completo y en su lugar los dibujos empezar a parecer calcados, como los que haces al frotar un carbón sobre una hoja de papel en la banqueta. Comparte tus dibujos con nosotros usando el hashtag #chinatiSSU #chinatiedu #chinatifoundation #museumfromhome ©2020 , Ingólfur Arnarsson, Reykjavík, Islandia

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