Artist Philip Koch finds inspiration in the drawings of Kathe Kollwitz. Koch looks at Kollwitz's images of women as well as her illustrations for humanitarian posters. He describes an image of an old woman: "she is both incredibly solid and volumetric and at the same time is presented to us through the most elegant flat shapes that thread their way across the whole composition."
By way of looking at a Rembrandt drawing, painter Philip Koch examines drawing as a way to slow down. Drawing "involves taking the time to see something more clearly. Doing drawings of your idea before you paint it can be a way to slow yourself down. We need time to notice the things others overlook."
Edited by artist Brett Baker, Painters' Table highlights writing from the painting blogosphere as it is published and serves as a platform for exploring blogs that focus primarily on the subject of painting.