18 April 2014

sphere

In good work, unity is the dominating quality, all the variety being done in conformity to some large idea of the whole, which is never lost sign of, even in the smallest detail of the work.
     ~ Harold Speed, in 'The Practice and Science of Drawing'.

Francesco Paolo Michetti, Portrait of a Girl, 1851


17 April 2014

knot

As a number of scientists have noted, research on the human brain is complicated by the fact that the brain is struggling to understand itself.
     ~ Betty Edwards in 'Drawing with the right side of the brain', 1999.

drawing by Raphael, 1520.