Each week will have a theme or a question that relates to the course content. Every student will contribute one blog post per week, due by 11:59 pm on the Monday night before class. Your posts should include images, a short text, and your name.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I have also been a fan of Leonardo DaVinci's notebook drawings for some time now. He drew this piece using a fountain pen on paper. Because he did not paint these or use other media like metalpoint, the work is supported because it suggests the piece is supposed to be a "note" not a status piece. Everyone takes notes in easily accessible media, like pen or pencil, and the pen was used because of its convenience and speed. Many people felt DaVinci was in a rush writing the notations in the notebooks and he was trying to make his words keep up with his thoughts. These are like blueprints for designs and not masterpieces- that is why they are in pen. It adds to their credibility.