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Drawings & Notes

About contemporary drawing

Drawings & Notes is weblog about contemporary drawing. It started in 2008 as an online research into what a drawing can be in contemporary art. An exploration of the ways artists use the drawing line, marks and scribbles and gesture. Drawings & Notes uses a broad definition of drawing: a work on paper – whatever medium is used –  is a drawing. An oil painting which shows a strong drawing hand  is too. A  gesture in air is a drawing, as is a collection of accidental marks on a wall. Words and scribbles on a partiture can be a drawing. And a smudge on a teared sheet of paper can be a great start.

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Drawings & Notes is curated by Stephan van den Burg, a visual artist from the Netherlands. Drawing plays a predominant role in his art practice.

A weblog about contemporary drawing, scribbles, notes and an occasional painting or photograph. Click on images to go directly to original pictures, or on the links to learn more about the artist involved.

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