HISTORY OF DRAWING. • The history of drawing is as old as the history of humankind. People drew pictures even before they learned how to write before they learned how to write. Drawing helps man to communicate. • Like other art forms, drawing has changed and developed through history.What can we learn from Old Master drawings?
Old Master Drawings often reflect the history of the country in which they were produced, and the fundamental characteristics of a nation at that time. In 17th-century Holland, a Protestant country, there were almost no religious artworks, and, with no King or court, most art was bought privately.What are drawings?
In fields outside art, technical drawings or plans of buildings, machinery, circuitry and other things are often called "drawings" even when they have been transferred to another medium by printing.What was the role of drawing in medieval art?
Whether preliminary sketches for mosaics and murals or architectural drawings and designs for statues and reliefs within the variegated artistic production of the Gothic medieval building and artistic workshop, drawing as a nonautonomous auxiliary skill was subordinate to the other arts.