Tiffany B. Brown

On ellipses and drawing

The ellipse is the Frisbee of art, the circle freed from its flatness that sails out into imagined space tilting this way and that and ending up on the top of the soup bowl and silver cup in Jean-Baptiste Chardin’s still life or, imagine this, on the wheels of the speeding Batmobile.

From James Mc Mullan’s New York Times editorial, The Frisbee of Art, about the ellipse as a foundation of drawing.

This took me back to my 9th grade studio art class.

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