From the publisher:
“Over the last three decades, the visual artist William Kentridge has garnered international acclaim for his work across media including drawing, film, sculpture, printmaking, and theatre. Rendered in stark contrasts of black and white, his images reflect his native South Africa and, like endlessly suggestive shadows, point to something more elemental as well. Based on the 2012 Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, is the most comprehensive collection available of Kentridge’s thoughts on art, art-making, and the studio.
“Art, Kentridge says, is its own form of knowledge. It does not simply supplement the real world, and it cannot be purely understood in the rational terms of traditional academic disciplines. The studio is the crucial location for the creation of meaning: the place where linear thinking is abandoned and the material processes of the eye, the hand, the charcoal and paper become themselves the guides of creativity. Drawing has the potential to educate us about the most complex issues of our time. This is the real meaning of 'drawing lessons'.”
14.6 x 24.1 cm | 187 pages
William Kentridge (b. 1955) is a South African animator, theatre designer, performance artist, and sculptor. He lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa.