Post Tagged with: "Contemporary Art"

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Martin Lang: Against life drawing

Advocating life 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 am utterly unconvinced by both. The first, and weaker, argument

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contends that it is necessary to learn the rules 404 Not Found before
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you can break them. This is an authoritarian position where […]

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Essay: What Happened to Art Education?

Introduction Since its beginning, and until very recently, Fine Art education has been evolutionary. Received wisdom that the modus operandi of teaching art


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were static until being gradually upset in the decades after 1945 is an exaggeration. The objective to produce basic competence in practical skills in painting and sculpture 404 Not Found was indeed a constant

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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

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stir caused there recently by this worthy and unusual little book. The feelings of indignation and outrage which underwrite it are understandable. Yet even the fiercest cultural arguments seldom 404 Not Found seem to stir much in the way of violent emotions
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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 screen, and

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