‘When we look at a road which sweeps before us toward the horizon, we must not say either that the sides of the road are given to us as convergent or that they are given to us as parallel; they are parallel in depth. The perspective appearance is not posited, but neither is the parallelism’.
Source: Merleau-Ponty M. (1962). p. 261.
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Movement tracking St Pancras 1, 2 and 3, pencil, 2014
Drawings were done standing opposite the exit from the trains on St. Pancras station.
In this experiment I wanted to trace the movement of people coming towards me:
The idea for two following ones was to represent the shape of a moving crowd, to further investigate its visual impact:
55. Paul Klee, On Modern Art, p. 53: “The legend of the childishness of my drawing must have originated from those linear compositions of mine in which I tried to combine a concrete image, say that of a man, with the pure representation of the linear element. Had I wished to present man ‘as he is,’ then I should have had to use such a bewildering confusion of lines that pure elementary representation would have been out of the question. The result would have been vagueness beyond recognition.”
Source: A Thousand Plateaus; Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari; p. NOTES TO PP. 342-350 □ 551