Saturday, February 6, 2016

Drawing Santiago Ram贸n y Cajal's "Structure of the Mammalian Retina" at the NIH

Had a wonderful couple of days drawing Cajal's Structure of the Mammalian Retina.  I drew this drawing three times as it was a challenging work to study and draw.  The work contains two different approaches to drawing within one work.  Usually Cajal approaches a or each drawing with a singular attitude, either strict observation or with a sense of design (to demonstrate a theory.)  The focal point or focal points of this particular drawing are the arrows.  In this work Cajal is inferring the direction in which the neurons transmitted information.  Some of the pathways he theorized correctly, while other pathways are incorrect.  To demonstrate his theory he has combined perceptual observation within a theoretically structured design.



Dawn Hunter, study of Cajal's Structure of the Mammalian Retina #1, marker and pen on paper, 2016.


Dawn Hunter, study of Cajal's Structure of the Mammalian Retina #3, marker and pen on paper, 2016.



Dawn Hunter, study of Cajal's Structure of the Mammalian Retina #2, marker and pen on paper, 2016.



Perseverance is a virtue of the less brilliant.
Santiago Ram贸n y Cajal