Drawing is often seen as a tool for studying and for sketching out ideas. But during the renaissance, drawing was thought of as the true art form. ‘Disegno’ is the Italian word for fine art drawing. It is the principle which underlies sculpture, fine art painting and architecture. Disegno combines the ability to draw with design and creative imagination.
Once the drawing was completed, the Colorito artist would add paint to the canvas. Their job was to capture the light, shade and colours, Colorito was seen as a craft rather than an art form, more of a colouring skill.
Making something striking, aesthetic and unique with only a pencil and paper is difficult.
Here are 10 drawings we have chosen from the Art Circus.
Denise Nestor Wreath (february) pencil on paper, 16′ x 16′
Kirsty O’Leary-Leeson, pencil on paper