Museum ‘Bans’ Cameras To Make Visitors Appreciate Art By Sketching It
Technology without a doubt has some blame for our ever-quickening pace of life. That’s why Rijksmuseum in Netherlands invites us to put down our phones and sketch. The museum staff figures that if we were to be taken out of our busy lives, forced to sit down and carefully consider the art, we’d be closer to it. By analyzing it for our sketch, we’d get closer to the artist who also had to consider lines and proportions.
“Just think of this as being ‘all about the journey, not the destination,’” writes the Rijksmuseum website. “You don’t even have to be able to draw because this is not about the final result, but rather about looking at what you want to draw.” While the movement is called “#startdrawing” Rijkmuseum even had an even called ‘Big Draw’; it was held on the 24th and 25th of October and the visitors were provided pencils and sketchpads!
Here’s a video about their event: