Experiences in Drawing From Nature

  • Claudio Longo Università degli Studi di Milano


This paper discusses some advantages of learning to draw, focusing on landscapes. These advantages are considered to be 1. learning to observe; 2. learning to appreciate beautiful landscapes; 3. learning to concentrate and to coordinate hand and eye; 4. strengthening memory; 5. learning to appreciate the drawings of great masters. It proposes some examples of the author’s own activity and focuses on the differences between drawing from nature and from memory. Finally, the relevance of drawing for a more sustainable way of life is briefly discussed.
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