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ID: 300101579
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300101579

 

Record Type: concept
contour drawing (technique) (drawing techniques, <drawing and drawing techniques>, ... Processes and Techniques (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Line drawing technique, often used as a training exercise, where the artist or student draws an outline of a subject without lifting their pencil from paper, and without glancing down at the drawing. The method was popularized by Kimon Nicolaïdes in his book The Natural Way to Draw (1941).
 
Terms:
contour drawing (technique) (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,U)
contour line drawing (technique) (C,U,English,UF,U,U)
drawing, contour (technique) (C,U,English,UF,U,U)
contourtekenen (C,U,Dutch-P,D,U,U)
dibujo de contornos (técnica) (C,U,Spanish-P,D,U,U)
dibujo (C,U,Spanish,AD,U,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  K.KT

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Activities Facet
Activities Facet
Hierarchy of Processes and Techniques (hierarchy name)
.... Processes and Techniques (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of <processes and techniques by specific type>
........ <processes and techniques by specific type> (G)
Hierarchy of <image-making processes and techniques>
............ <image-making processes and techniques> (G)
Hierarchy of <drawing and drawing techniques>
................ <drawing and drawing techniques> (G)
Hierarchy of drawing techniques
.................... drawing techniques (G)
Hierarchy of contour drawing (technique)
........................ contour drawing (technique) (G)

Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Techniek om lijnen te trekken, vaak bedoeld als oefening, waarbij de kunstenaar of student een omtrek van een onderwerp tekent zonder het potlood van het papier te halen, en zonder op de tekening te kijken. De methode werd gepopulariseerd door Kimon Nicolaïdes in zijn boek 'The Natural Way to Draw' (1941). 

Sources and Contributors:
contour drawing (technique)............  [VP Preferred]
...............................................  Kaupelis, Experimental Drawing (1980)
...............................................  Mayer, Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques (1969)
...............................................  Nicolaides, Natural Way to Draw (1941) 9
contour line drawing (technique)............  [VP]
.....................................................  Betti and Sale, Contemporary Approach to Drawing (1980)
contourtekenen............  [RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred]
.............................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
dibujo............  [CDBP-SNPC]
.................  Ching, Diccionario Visual de Arquitectura (1997) 78/79
dibujo de contornos (técnica)............  [CDBP-SNPC Preferred]
..................................................  TAA database (2000-)
drawing, contour (technique)............  [VP]
...............................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
 
Subject: .....  [CDBP-SNPC, RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
............  AAT-Ned (1994-)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Mayer, Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques (1991) 98
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)

 

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