Visiting the actual exhibition of students from the Faculty where I took my Degree;).....
The works of the Costume Department students from the first to the fifth year of studies presented in this exhibition were chosen with an intention to perceive the importance of drawing as an original of all other art disciplines, mediums, in the process of maturing in revealing the visual understanding of the world.
Cultivating drawing at the costume Departement is necessary within not only the Drawingand Painting major at the first two years of studies, but also the higher years of studies for the Dress Basics, Contemporary dressing and Scene Costume majors.
The aesthetics and significance of drawing at the Department has been changing according to the needs of time and sensibility of the students. At the beginning, drawing in the majors was only a utility serving the major subject, a form of stylization subjected to the strongaesthetic requests of the time and actual trends with a limited stepping out into the individual.
In the late ninties, especially during the previous several years, drawing for the Costume students had a special ascension in discovering the sensitive gradations and layers of deeper acceptance of the drawing and attempts to make it grow into a strong, independent, even central mean of determiningpersonal expression.
Paradoxically, in the period when classical drawing lost its media distinctivness in modern art, suppressed as anachronistic, forced away by new media, and when it was least in the focus of represenation and seriousconsideration in our environment, a generation of students emerged which, giving away to an undoubtedly strong emanation of individuality, uses the drawing to express the endless paths of creative imagination, analytical ability, dreams and anticipation, in searching of their own opinion, view and authentic language.