ERIC Number: ED075274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
A Case Methodology for the Study of the Drawing Process and the Drawing Series. Final Report.
Beittel, Kenneth R.
This study asks: What methodologies permit one to describe and analyze the drawing process and series of artist in a manner cognitively adequate and close to the artist's imaginative consciousness? It assumes that: 1) arting is an ultimate realm of man's experience; 2) it includes artistic causality, idiosyncratic meaning, and intentional symbolization; 3) it is a unitless psychic phenomenon of the artist's stream of consciousness; 4) the researcher must be close to the creating stream of consciousness; and 5) this demands a special participant observer role. The data are based on collections of artists' extended drawing series. Knowledge of their construction comes from shared histories stimulated by time-lapse records of drawing processes. The synthesized information is the basis for exploration of modes of description and analysis. The emphasis is on qualitative description of the case as an idiographic history, not as a type. The world view and method is contextualism. The study explores 1) presentational modes close to the artist's stream of consciousness and 2) historical and interpretive modes twice removed from the creating stream of consciousness. It ends with a summary and critique of the delineated modes. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.