Autopictographie

This is a name I created in 2005 to define the method and the exercises that go with it, aimed at re-awakening spontaneous drawing in adults. There is very little literature dedicated to spontaneous drawing in adults because we consider that the door has been closed for a very long time and that it is locked tight.
Seven years spent experimenting with adults and children, and 99% of powerfully graphic results have proven that it is possible to escape from behind that locked door.
More than one hundred exercises based on different techniques make up the backbone of the method. One of its principal characteristics is the close working relationship between learner and teacher.

"Autopictographie" is a neologism made up from 'graphein' - which, in Greek, means both to write and to draw. As for "pictography", according to the dictionary, it is a "drawn, figurative language which cannot be transmitted by the spoken word."
Autopictographie can be taken to mean a language which is our own and which we can transcribe using drawn symbols.

"In substance, writing and drawing are identical" (Paul Klee)

MY SOURCES OF INSPIRATION

  • Pierre Alechinsky, Hors Cadre, Editions Labor, Bruxelles, 1996
  • Pierre Alechinsky, Lettre suit, Gallimard, Paris 1992
  • Yves Bonnefoy, Remarques sur le dessin, Mercure de France, Paris 1993
  • Bernard Darras, Au commencement était l’image, Editions ESI, Paris 1996
  • Françoise Dolto, Psychanalyse et pédiatrie, Editions Le Seuil, Paris, 1971
  • Françoise Dolto, Psychanalyse et réalité, Editions Le Seuil, Paris, 1971
  • Jean Dubuffet, Bâtons rompus, Editions de Minuit, Paris, 1987
  • Paul Eluard, Donné à voir, Gallimard, Paris, 1978
  • Boris Eizykman, Dessiner dans la marge, Editions L’Harmattan, Paris 2004
  • Joëlle Gonthier, Dessin et dessein, ESF éditeur, Paris, 1990
  • Elise Freinet, L’enfant artiste, Editions de l’école moderne française, Cannes 1963
  • Tristan Garcia Fons, la Lettre du GRAPE n°49, Paris 2002
  • Institut du dessin & Fondazione Europa del disgno, Editions Alcatos, Lausanne, 2000.
  • Fanchette Lefebure,Claude Van den Broek d'Obrenan, Le trait en graphologie, Edition Masson, Paris 1989
  • Suzanne Lemerise, Du dessin aux arts plastiques, Presses universitaires du Québec, 2006
  • Erwin Panofsky, Idea, Editions Gallimard, Paris 1989
  • Madeleine Rambert, La vie affective et morale de l’enfant, Editions Delachaux-Niestlé, Neufchâtel-Paris 1945
  • Ernst Röttger et Dieter Klante, Point et ligne, Dessain et Tolra, Paris 1982
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile ou de l’éducation, Editions Garnier, Paris 1971
  • Jean Ruch, Techniques éducatives, Editions de l’imprimerie à l’école, Saint-Paul 1932
  • Arno Stern et Pierre Duquet, Du dessin spontané aux techniques graphiques, Editions Delachaux-Niestlé, Neufchâtel-Paris 1958
  • Winnicott en quatre squiggles, Françoise Duparc, Editions In Press, Paris 2005
  • D.W. Winnicott , Jeu et réalité l'espace potentiel, Gallimard, 1975
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