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

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where […]

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Editorial – July 2016

Der Clapham Strassenbahn When very young, and when

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train spotting, I was a keen bus spotter. It was an ideal apprenticeship for a fledgeling art historian. It involved identifying, sometimes at a considerable distance (through rain), the beautifully crafted, hand-built models, of which there were many different marques and specifications. Every 404 Not Found town corporation in the county had its own […]

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Alexander Adams: Why are artists poor?

Imagine the most absurd and outrageous provocations about art that you can. For example: 404 Not Found there is no such thing as

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a pure work of art; artists are unusually ill-informed; there is no market reward for good art; government subsidies make artists poor. Both defensive supporters
of state funding and critical traditionalists will be muttering that art should not be viewed […]