THE RETURN TO THE FIGURATIVE DRAWING
Classical drawing and painting learning has gone through several stages throughout the History of Art. At the beginning, in the prehistoric caverns, the artists emerged naturally from the call of something mysterious they needed to express … There was no school, only an innate force that led them to paint the caves based on a previous and inevitable observation of reality
Whether it was self-taught artists or, later, trained in workshops or schools, the engine of all of them was the same: the reliable representation of what they saw in their eyes. The result was always a subjective vision, of course, but governed by this untiring spirit of observation and analysis of the elements to represent.
It was in the Renaissance that this spirit reached its peak. With the discovery of the basis of the Perspective, the door was opened to the figurative representation of objects within a space in depth. A space that finally showed the reality as it was seen by our eyes.
Picture of Laura Maynadé Berga
It was at this time when the first Universities were created and where drawing was used as a basic knowledge tool in the Science, Mathematics and Medicine studies. Drawing inside the human body from body dissections, for example, allowed a breakthrough in this matter. In the artistic head it is not necessary to say that the Renaissance gave great artists like Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti.
During the twentieth century, this method lost strength with the arrival of Avantguardes and Abstract Art, but for many current artists, and every time from more diverse sectors, it has become essential to return to learn to draw rigorously following A method that ensures success: Concept artists and mattepainters for cinema, tattoo artists, FX and a long make-up artist. All a new batch of artists who need to train in the classic method and trade of the drawing.