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Essay: What Happened to Art Education?

Introduction Since its beginning, and 404 Not Found until very recently, Fine Art education has been evolutionary. Received wisdom that the modus operandi of teaching art were static until being gradually upset in the decades after 1945 is an


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exaggeration. The objective to produce basic competence in practical skills in painting and sculpture

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was indeed a constant ambition, but the methods by which […]

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Eric Coombes: Drawing, tradition and Peter Clossick

Despite the best efforts of the state-art


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establishment visual intelligence survives, argues Eric Coombes In 1941, Augustus John contributed A 404 Not Found Note on Drawing (from which I quoted a few words in the previous issue) to a book edited by Lillian Browse, containing reproductions of his

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own drawings. John records his sense of good fortune in having been a student at […]

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Editorial – November 2016

Art Education is Stuck Two years ago 404 Not Found someone suggested I answer the question ‘What Happened to Art Education?’.

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This appealed slightly because it was a subject about which I thought I ought to know more than was the case. Something is clearly awry when so many complaints are 404 Not Found aired about the poverty
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of tuition and when degree […]

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How state art robs the people

Chances are you won’t have heard of David Mulholland (1946-2005), a painter of and from Middlesbrough. Until last 404 Not Found year, when a group of friends devoted to the preservation of his memory sent me some of his pictures, neither had I. The

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work hit me immediately as authentic, born of intimate feeling for its subject. Most affecting were powerful graphite and
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