THE PRACTICE & SCIENCE OF DRAWING

THE PRACTICE & SCIENCE OF DRAWING

by Harold Speed
     
 

The best things in an artist’s work are so much a matter of intuition, that there is much to be said for the point of view that would altogether discourage intellectual inquiry into artistic phenomena on the part of the artist. Intuitions are shy things and apt to disappear if looked into too closely. And there is undoubtedly a danger that too much knowledge… See more details below

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The best things in an artist’s work are so much a matter of intuition, that there is much to be said for the point of view that would altogether discourage intellectual inquiry into artistic phenomena on the part of the artist. Intuitions are shy things and apt to disappear if looked into too closely. And there is undoubtedly a danger that too much knowledge and training may supplant the natural intuitive feeling of a student, leaving only a cold knowledge of the means of expression in its place. For the artist, if he has the right stuff in him, has a consciousness, in doing his best work, of something, as Ruskin has said, “not in him but through him.” He has been, as it were, but the agent through which it has found expression.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015565133
Publisher:
The Drawing Company
Publication date:
10/08/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
10 MB

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