Essay on Reflection: Light and Drawing

Submitted By Luke1W1
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Short
Reflection
on
“Self-­‐portrait
with
Unfinished
Drawing”






















The
artwork
I
chose
was
“Self-­‐portrait
with
Unfinished
Drawing”
by
Charles
Ritchie.
The
setting
of
the
piece
is
artist’s
suburban
home,
which
artist
has
repeatedly
explored
for
twenty-­‐five
years.
At
first,
the
dimensions
of
this
drawing
are
relatively
small.
Because
of
the
size
of
the
drawing,
one
has
to
come
closer
to
observe
the
detail
of
it.
Therefore,
as
explained
in
artist’
statement,
a
very
private
experience
is
created
when
the
viewer
comes
close
and
experiences
the
drawing
alone.
If
one
comes
closer
to
the
drawing,
then
he
or
she
can
notice
the
level
of
richness
of
detail
presents
in
the
drawing.













Observed
from
this
drawing,
I
noticed
artist’s
interest
in
establishing
contrast
between
lightness
and
darkness.
Particularly
in
this
drawing,
light
space
occupied
foreground
and
dark
space
occupied
background.
It
is
an
interesting
fact
that
the
foreground
of
this
drawing
is
less
rendered
whereas
the
background
was
full
of
detail
such
as
the
gestures
of
trees,
road
conditions
and
the
detail
of
the
small
bridge
in
yard.
Despite
the
interior
and
exterior
of
the
house
are
well
defined
by
the
contrast
of
lightness
and
darkness,
one
can
still
sense
the
connection
between
interior
space
and
exterior
space
from
the
reflections…