Marking Time, Moving Images: Drawing and Film

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This article explores the range of ways in which artists have brought the practice of drawing into contact with film. This has to do with a range of related but different practices: the articulation of time and the relationship between movement and stillness; the use of film stills and photographs as source material for the production of drawings; the inscription of manual marks directly onto the surface of celluloid film; and the use of film and digital projection to present the process of making drawings. The article ranges widely from works made in the 1940s and 1950s by Henri Matisse and Henri Michaux, to experimental films made in the '60s by Stan Brakhage and Birgit and Wilhelm Hein, to contemporary artworks by Vivienne Koorland, Oscar Muñoz, and Susan Morris.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Companion to Contemporary Drawing
EditorsRebecca Fortnum, Kelly Chorpening
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-119-19457-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-119-19454-5
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameBlackwell Companions to Art History


  • Drawing
  • Film
  • Contemporary Art
  • Krcma
  • Matisse
  • Michaux
  • Kentridge
  • Koorland
  • Brakhage
  • Schneemann
  • Susan Morris
  • Alice Maher
  • Rauschenberg
  • Hein

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