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"Photography as a source for subject matter has opened many amazing  possibilities in 20th and 21st century art, but when it is used as a  tracing  or projecting tool in order to circumvent the difficulties of  achieving correct proportion, the resulting art is often static and  lifeless.
Drawing is a process of engagement for the artist, a  period of both time and struggle that pulls the artist deeply and  intensely into his subject and his ideas. Projecting a photograph in  order to give you a perfect drawing of your subject has robbed you of  all the imperfect yet more interesting drawings you might have made.”

"Photography as a source for subject matter has opened many amazing possibilities in 20th and 21st century art, but when it is used as a tracing or projecting tool in order to circumvent the difficulties of achieving correct proportion, the resulting art is often static and lifeless.

Drawing is a process of engagement for the artist, a period of both time and struggle that pulls the artist deeply and intensely into his subject and his ideas. Projecting a photograph in order to give you a perfect drawing of your subject has robbed you of all the imperfect yet more interesting drawings you might have made.”

Filed under photography drawing new york times William Kentridge