G.R.A.V.I.T.Y. (Gestalt)

In figure drawing, GRAVITY and weight are the universal forces that control our sense of balance, rhythm, and harmony. Every living thing in the universe is in constant movement. That movement has one thing as a central theme–the force/line of gravity. How the body reacts to this force is what we are trying to capture. […]

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G.(R.)A.V.I.T.Y. Rhythms

In 1349 a group of Florentine artists formed a society for the study of the chemistry of colors, the mathematics of composition, etc., and that among these studies was the science of motion. Rhythm has been the movement of the Universe since time begin. There is rhythm in the movement of the sea and tides […]

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G.R.A.V.(I.)T.Y. INCIDENTS

INCIDENTS along the boundary of the enclosure let the draughtsman know something structurally significant has occurred. An INCIDENT is taking place that requires a determination from the draughtsman as to its cause. These Incidents result from Intersections, Interlocks, Insertions, Intervals or a combination thereof. They need to be understood by the draftsman; they describe how […]

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(G.)R.A.V.I.T.Y.

Botticelli - Birth of Venus, header

G is the first letter in our acronym for the elements of disegno, it represents the starting point or staging of the drawing process.  The phases or stages of the disegno process involve;  Grounding, Grid, Ghosting, Gauging, Geometrics, and the Gestalt. These are essential elements of a holistic architectonic approach to drawing in the true […]

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