The nature of drawing

Bick Har LAM

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This chapter is a review of literature on the nature of drawing which intends to provide a brief guide for audience in the appreciation of adolecent's drawing described in this book. It presents to the audience varieties of viewpoints in perceiving drawing and how drawing could meant in human's life. The discussions of drawing were founded on the bases of the disciplines of art psychology, sociology and philosohpy. Popular themes and topics of discussion include mental reflection, realistic versus abstract drawing, technical or expressive matters, rythum of drawing, importance of drawing for children and adolescents, drawing as education, which helps revise the basic concepts and major debates in drawing. The conclusion of Chapter 2 has brought to light the new phase of drawing in the globalized world situation and how the studies of drawing on different cultures of the forthcoming chapters can predict answers to re-establish drawing a prominent means to human's life and development in specific culture to share the values in common brought by adolescents' reflection from their engagement in drawing. Copyright © 2010 Bentham Science Publishers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationYoung people's visions of the world
EditorsTeresa Torres DE ECA, Rachel KROUPP, Bick Har LAM
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherBentham Science Publishers Ltd.
ISBN (Electronic)9781608050352
ISBN (Print)9781608056040
Publication statusPublished - 2010


Lam, B. H. (2009). The nature of drawing. In T. T. De Eca, R. Kroupp, & B. H. Lam (Eds.), Young people visions of the world (pp. 8-15). The Netherlands: Bentham Science Publishers.


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