A BBC film directed by Mike Dibb

Seeing Through Drawing


“Seeing Through Drawing” An original two hour filmed essay, exploring of the meaning and importance of drawing, ranging from the first images we make as children to the work of contemporary artists and major artists from the past. Made without commentary, the sequences are linked by a perceptive and  informal on-going conversation with the art historian Philip Rawson. The film includes unique archive footage of Matisse and Giacometti as well as beautifully filmed sequences of portrait drawings being made by David Hockney, Jim Dine and Ralph Steadman.