Hieratic vs.Gestural Drawing Styles – Zadkine
Drawing ‘sur la vif’ moving targets. I’ve observed one tendancy , that which I call my ‘Hieratic Style’, as if an Egpytian or Modernist freeze ‘à la Zadkine’. It’s stylised & anti-illusionistic.
“It was primarily written in ink with a reed brush on papyrus, allowing scribes to write quickly without resorting to the time-consuming hieroglyphs” – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hieratic
“hi·er·at·ic–adjective1.Also, hi·er·at·i·cal. of or pertaining to priests or the priesthood; sacerdotal; priestly.2.noting or pertaining to a form of ancient Egyptian writing consisting of abridged forms of hieroglyphics, used by the priests in their records.3.noting or pertaining to certain styles in art in which the representations or methods are fixed by or as if by religious tradition.4.highly restrained or severe in emotional import: Some of the more hieratic sculptures leave the viewer curiously unmoved.” http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hieraticZadkine
BTW, Zadkine ‘retired’ from Paris to the deepest countryside of SW France in the Lot at a little village called Les Arques. Not far from me. Great place to visit.