Can drawings be produced on a
computer? In the time taken to boot up the computer, select the proper
program, screen size, line quality, gradient field, etc., and manipulate the
mouse back and forth, the artist has made deliberate decisions each step of
the way. Such drawings will exhibit a conscious placement of objects,
balance, and repetition of line and shape. Therefore, drawings cannot be
produced on the computer because furia and sprezzatura have
Within the medium of drawing, we
need to include graffiti. Graffiti is created with furia and sprezzatura.
Due to the threat of police harassment or fines, graffiti “artists” need to
work quickly. Symmetry, balance, repetition of shape, and detailed naturalism
is impossible. Graffiti is loosely composed of expressive lines and a
combination of lettering and abstracted visuals. As such drawings are made
quickly, they are to be read quickly by an “initiated” viewer who can
decipher the signs.