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​A drawing is an autobiographical record of one’s discovery of an event – seen, remembered or imagined.


where are we, during the act of drawing, in spirit?  Where are you at such moments – moments which add up to so many, one might think of them as another life-time?    Each pictorial tradition offers a different answer to this query.  For instance, the European tradition, since the Renaissance, places the model over there, the draughtsman here, and the paper somewhere in between, within arms reach of the draughtsman, who observes the model and notes down what he has observed on the paper in front of him.   The Chinese tradition arranges things differently.  Calligraphy, the trace of things, is behind the model and the draughtsman has to search for it, looking through the model.   On his paper he then repeats the gestures he has seen calligraphically.  For the Paleolithic shaman, drawing inside a cave, it was different again.  The model and the drawing surface were in the same place, calling to the draughtsman to come and meet them, and then trace, with his hand on the rock, their presence..


John Berger [2005]:  Berger on Drawing.  Edited by Jim Savage.  Aghabullogue, Co. Cork, Eire:  Occasional Press.

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acrobat
acrobat

tempera su carta dimenisone 100x100cm anno 2007

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distensione
distensione

tempera on paper 145x65 cm 2006

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sleeping lady
sleeping lady

tempera on paper 145x65 cm 2006

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uterum
uterum

ink on paper 120 x 50 2000

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accademy model
accademy model

tempera on paper 150x100 2005

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seduction
seduction

ink on paper 110x 50 1999

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portait of unknown figure
portait of unknown figure

ink on paper 43x40 cm 2002

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study
study

ink on paper 30x 43 1999

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portait of unknown figure n2
portait of unknown figure n2

ink on paper 47x35cm 2002

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body
body

ink on paper 118x50cm 1999

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unknown figure
unknown figure

ink on paper 37x68 2001

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study
study

ink on rice paper 17x37 cm 2001

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angel
angel

ink on rice papre 34x68 cm 2002

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study
study

ink on rice paper 86x87 cm 2002

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tension
tension

ink in rice paper 135x70cm 2003

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study
study

oil pastel on paper 70x100 2003

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study
study

ink on rice paper 28x30 2001

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eve
eve

tempera on canvas 300x140cm 2005

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study
study

ink on paper 70x100 cm 2002

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sleeping lady
sleeping lady

ink on rice paper 135x70 cm 2003

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