Drawing Bodies and Passions of the Soul

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Drawing Bodies and Passions of the Soul

Twenty-one collages by Dmitry Borshch will be shown next month at the Fine Arts Hall in Bratislava, Slovakia. His fourth show there, "Drawing Bodies and Passions of the Soul" is about how Dmitry's fragmentary compositions or, as he sometimes calls them, body-part images relate to drawing manuals that were printed in seventeenth-eighteenth-century Europe. "I didn't learn to draw from those manuals – my first independent series of drawings was abstract and influenced by Constructivism – but they had an influence on collages I make now: Odoardo Fialetti's Il vero modo et ordine per dissegnar tutte le parti et membra del