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Martin Lang: Against life drawing

Advocating life 404 Not Found drawing at art school is a deeply conservative and reactionary position. Arguments in favour of life drawing usually fall into one of two camps (or sometimes both). I


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am utterly unconvinced by both. The nginx/1.17.10 first, and weaker, argument contends that it is necessary to learn the rules before you can break them. This

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is an authoritarian position […]

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Essay: What Happened to Art Education?

Introduction Since its beginning, and until very


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recently, Fine Art education has been evolutionary. Received wisdom that the modus operandi of teaching art were static until being gradually upset in the

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decades after 1945 is an exaggeration. 404 Not Found The objective to produce basic competence in practical skills in painting and sculpture was indeed a constant ambition, but the methods by which […]

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Giles Auty: Review of The New Philistines by Sihrab Ahmari

Although I no longer live permanently in Britain, I have been fascinated to learn about the apparent stir caused there recently by this worthy and unusual little

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book. The feelings of indignation and outrage 404 Not Found which underwrite it are
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understandable. Yet even the fiercest cultural arguments seldom seem to stir much in the way of violent emotions in Britain. By custom […]

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Editorial – November 2017

AND I SAY TO MYSELF Remain alert to the possibilities, eyes up instead of down, looking about instead of transfixed by a small

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screen, and daily life will
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furnish marvels, often in unexpected places. Exploring the streets and free 404 Not Found institutions of a city like London is a journey through natural and man-made masterpieces, ingenuity everywhere apparent. To stand any chance […]