The Secret of Drawing

Once upon a time the ability to draw was seen as the first and most essential skill of any artist, but in the age of the unmade bed and the pickled shark, drawing is widely perceived as an old fashioned activity. Many modern art schools don’t even teach it, preferring to arm their students with digital or video cameras. In this four part documentary series Andrew Graham-Dixon, challenges the tedious modern predacious that it is trendy not to draw and that those that do draw are sad reactionaries, stuck in a dead past, for he thinks the exact opposite is true, drawing is the single most fruitful and vital artistic skill at work in the world today.


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