On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century explores the radical transformation of drawing that began during the last century as numerous artists critically reexamined the traditional concepts of the medium. In a revolutionary departure from the institutional definition of drawing and from reliance on paper as the fundamental support material, artists pushed the line into real space, expanding the medium’s relationship to gesture and form and connecting it with painting, sculpture, photography, film, and dance.
Divided into two sections, On Line first discusses the history of markmaking through essay of word and photograph. The second section deals with more modern themes including the avant garde's explorations as well as the interpretation dance has had with drawing. Includes over 230 images and essays by over 100 artists.
by MOMA Books