William Kentridge: Pain and Sympathy (on Art:21)

In my opinion, drawing — more than painting — contains intense rigor and concentration along with a simplicity in the materials. It was in drawing class where I broke a sweat or had sore hands and arms afterwards. Kentridge talks about the artist’s dedication to the image, the spending hours, days studying an object, that makes drawing a compassionate act for him. More than words can, Kentridge’s hand-drawn animations remind me of the slow, laborious dedication that drawing takes, the elbow-grease of using an eraser, while at the same time he performs the act at the speed of animation, a number of frames-per-second. Amazing.


This entry was written by Sarvey and published on June 2, 2012 at 9:18 pm. It’s filed under Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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