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Art Explained: Piccolo

J. Antonio FARFAN


Terre Nouvelle


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.

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