Artist Samia Halaby Lectures series: The Pictorial Language and the Art of Drawing

Concept: The nature of the pictorial language is not something we find defined in book in the way that artists understand it and seem to keep it as knowledge passed among themselves verbally rarely being able to successfully define it in written words.  Drawing is part of the pictorial language and serves it as a form of thinking in advance of creating the final work.  Drawing is not limited to painters and picture makers or to sculptors or other visual artists for that matter.  Almost all disciplines of mankind have some form of drawing.  In essence drawing is exploring ideas about how to arrange parts in order to create a final concrete product be it a painting, a building, an airplane, a military campaign or a scientific experiment.

Participant: Samia Halaby
Partnership: Birzeit University

November 12, 2015