This drawing by Jeffery Murrell observes the movements and engagement of a musician playing the violin.

As the drawing formed, traces of the different movements have become part of the image showing something of the skilled gestures and concentration involved in playing the instrument.

Like musicians visual artists practice gestures with the instruments they use to a high level of skill.

In this case the instrument used was a brush with fluid gouache paint.

There are also other comparisons that can be drawn from the way musicians and visual artists communicate ideas and emotions.

One Response to “Gesture”

  1. Louise Purtell says:

    Love the delicate line in this work and I can remember Nicola playing the violin just she is portrayed here

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