John Berger has always been considered one of the most influential and original writers and art critics of our time. However, a much less well-known facet of his work was that of a painter and draftsman. "On drawing" includes a series of essays that reflect on the difficulties involved in drawing mastery, where the gaze towards art is confused with life experience itself .
The analyzes of the drawings by Vincent van Gogh, Antoine Watteau, Martin Noël, Juan Muñoz or the cave paintings of the Chauvet cave are intermingled with the masterful description of the author's experience as a draftsman, in an attempt to discover the mystery of the technique of teachers or understand the difficulties of facing a model.
Berger evokes experiences that confuse the enigma that surrounds art with our own lives , and walks, almost without noticing it, between various literary categories: from the story to the essay, passing through the letters or the dialogues.
Author: John Berger
Format: 15 x 21 cm Binding: Rustic Pages: 151 Spanish Language