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Martin Lang: Against life drawing

Advocating life drawing at


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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 contends that it

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Essay: What Happened to Art Education?

Introduction Since its beginning, and until very recently, Fine Art education has been


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evolutionary. Received wisdom that the modus operandi of teaching art were static until being gradually upset in the decades after 1945 is an exaggeration. The objective to produce basic competence in practical skills in 404 Not Found painting and sculpture was indeed a constant ambition, but the methods

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by which […]