Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Eva Hesse's Drawings

Ipad rendering of drawing by Eva Hesse (No title)
Eva Hesse has always been a favorite of mine. She is known for her sculpture which is organic and flexible with a lot of movement. She loved impermanence and change, welcoming the disintegration of her work. Those sculptural tendencies are in evidence in her drawings, like the one above, which show a great understanding of space. Her career began as a painter, but with the introduction of papier-mâché in her work, she began an interest and love for sculpture.

SFMOMA has a great interactive web feature on Eva Hesse that's really fun to browse through. It explains her work in simple terms and can help the novice understand her complex thinking. 

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