I love figure drawing
I love good figure drawing.
I like it tight....
Primo Conti, 1970 (born 1900)
.... and I like it loose
But I don't like it
when it loses its page/space/force
and just records the details of a subject.
Like each and every drawing
Is there some unwritten rule
that everyone born after 1940
has to treat figure drawing
as either a tedious inventory of details
or a desparate opportunity for self expression ?
Note concerning Primo Conti:
I discovered him on this
incredible website of Fascist/Communist art from the 1930's.
Alas -- Primo worked for the Fascists,
perhaps, like many Futurists,
finding their dynamic spirit invigorating.
But he spent the decade after the war as a Franciscan,
so perhaps he repented his evil ways.