Art Explained: Piccolo
J. Antonio FARFAN
Graphite, oil and gold leaf on paper
22 x 30 in. (55.9 x 76.2 cm)
Repeat subject of the Pythagorean tetraktys at center amidst an arrangement of new life.
Drawing is a tender task. The pencil is a beautiful tool and its use allows for just the right amount of time to ponder the next marking. It does not flow like a pen, nor does it have the smoothness and speed or conviction of ink. Pencil gives its user a larger vocabulary of line. The creator can press or pull, hard or soft and develop images that are extraordinarily lifelike in shadow and form.