June 24, 2020

Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes

We've done a lot of drawing over the last few weeks, but what we love so much about drawing is the limitless potential for this medium! In the process of exploring, an artist might dedicate hours and hours to play. Play, you say? Yes, play! Playing with materials and mark making, and discovering all the amazing ways you can use your drawing tools, opens up new modes of expression. Yearning to make a drawing that expresses chaos? What if the best way to make this drawing is with your toes! Curious to express tranquility? Perhaps exploring the various marks your Sharpie can make will lead you to the best mark to express that! Once again, we hope you get silly with this exercise; art can be serious but it can also be full of serious humor.

Currently installed, Barnett Newman’s Notes (I–XII) (1968), a portfolio of seventeen etchings and aquatints, are also composed of variations within a set form. The portfolio of prints was a gift from trustee Annalee Newman after her husband’s death, and it was a goal of Judd’s to permanently display Newman’s works on paper in a small building at Chinati.
Share your drawings with us at #chinatiSSU or by emailing us at education@chinati.org.

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We've done a lot of drawing over the last few weeks, but what we love so much about drawing is the limitless potential for this medium! In the process of exploring, an artist might dedicate hours and hours to play. Play, you say? Yes, play! Playing with materials and mark making, and discovering all the amazing ways you can use your drawing tools, opens up new modes of expression. Yearning to make a drawing that expresses chaos? What if the best way to make this drawing is with your toes! Curious to express tranquility? Perhaps exploring the various marks your Sharpie can make will lead you to the best mark to express that! Once again, we hope you get silly with this exercise; art can be serious but it can also be full of serious humor. Currently installed, Barnett Newman’s Notes (I–XII) (1968), a portfolio of seventeen etchings and aquatints, are also composed of variations within a set form. The portfolio of prints was a gift from trustee Annalee Newman after her husband’s death, and it was a goal of Judd’s to permanently display Newman’s works on paper in a small building at Chinati. Share your drawings with us at #chinatiSSU or by emailing us at education@chinati.org. #chinatiedu #chinatifoundation #museumfromhome

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Hemos dibujado mucho en las últimas semanas ¡Y lo que nos gusta tanto de dibujar es el potencial sin límite de este medio! En el proceso de explorar, el o la artista posiblemente dedique horas y horas en jugar ¿Jugar, dices?– si ¡Jugar! Jugar con los materiales, las marcas y descubrir todas las divertidas formas de usar tus herramientas de dibujo, esto nos abre a nuevos modos de expresión ¿Quieres hacer un dibujo que exprese caos? ¡¿Que tal si la mejor forma de hacer este dibujo es con los pies?! ¿Tienes curiosidad de expresar tranquilidad? Posiblemente experimentando con tus marcadores permanentes y sus marcas te lleve a expresar esto. Una vez más esperamos que seas chistos@ con este ejercicio. El arte puede ser serio pero también muy chistoso. Actualmente instalado de Barnett Newman Notes (I–XII) (1968), un portafolio de diecisiete grabados y aguatintas, también compuesto por variaciones dentro de una misma forma. Este portafolio fue un regalo de la fideicomisaria Annalee Newman después de la muerte de su esposo. Y era una de las metas de Judd exhibir permanentemente el trabajo de Newman en un pequeño edificio en Chinati. Comparte tus dibujos usando el hashtag #chinatiSSU o por correo electronico a education@chinati.org. #chinatiedu #chinatifoundation #museumfromhome

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