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This charcoal drawing is one of Jim Dine's many beautiful drawings of tools. Jim Dine draws familiar, ordinary objects and gives them a life of their own. He treats the spaces in an around the objects with as much importance as the objects themselves and juxtaposes precise form with chaotic, yet controlled application of tone

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Tonal Drawing

"Where do they find these lines in Nature! For my part I see only forms that are lit up and forms that are not. There is only light and shadow."                -Francisco de Goya m mm mm m m m m m m m mm m m m m m m m m

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Jim Dine 5, From Ten Winter Tools, 1973 A suite of ten lithographs 30 x 22 inches Signed and dated in pencil.

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Jim Dine, tools. This is my favorite drawing from Jim Dine because of the proportions that are used within the drawing itself. The proportions and shading makes the tools look realistic.

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Jim Dine Tool drawing, possesses the technical skill as well as the strong emotive responce to the object. which I feel helps gives insight into what the object is, how heavy is it, weighty, all theses come into question when drawing, if you feel something for your object then your insight with be greater. What are the objects that hold resonaces within me, Mum's Lipstick case, Brewers paint bucket,gorilla tub, paint bags. Interesting to note the influence on my practice throughout my…

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