When drawing was the basis of painting, sculpture and architecture, Michelangelo considered it « the root of all the sciences ».
Today, drawing has become an art in its own right. In the mid 19th century, Charles Baudelaire wrote: « drawing is a struggle between nature and the artist ».
In our changing world, this struggle can take the form of an embrace, an adversity or sometimes a loving dialogue. The drawing section of the Salon d’Automne presents works with various techniques: lead, ink, pastels, watercolour through means ranging from figurative to abstract art.
All these artists are, because of the unforgiving means, drawn to the essential.
President of the DRAWING Section
To discover the artists in this section, visit the virtual exhibition