Dogma is the illusion of power. Craft is the power to create illusion. —TJA
Decades ago this would often come up in discussion with Maestro: what is the difference between “Illustration” and “Painting”? Here’s a thought I had tonight on the way home from Tuesday’s figure drawing lesson: Illustration is execution; Painting is performance. Illustration is the end of the journey; Painting is the means of the journey. Your(…)
When Craft and Quality are smothered by Dogma: Kate Middleton’s Portrait.
Religion requires the suspension of Reason. Little Good is unreasonable. —TJA
While speaking with the Maestro earlier tonight on Skype we spent some of the time discussing some of the finer points I made during the presentation I gave of Netherland from a few weeks back, and it occurred to me that I had failed to write any of it down. It now occurs to me that(…)
Notes on the notes: this post is long overdue! My glorious trip to the National Gallery occurred almost one year ago and the following notes I took on my iPad before, during and after my time in the National Gallery. I had put off publication mainly because I was going to accompany these notes with(…)
Fascinating insights into “human visual recognition systems” passed on to me by a friend about a month ago: http://cvcl.mit.edu/Aude.htm http://cvcl.mit.edu/hybridimage.htm http://www.wired.com/medtech/health/magazine/17-05/st_alphageek Many thanks, Sean!
Where there is Dogma, there is a Devil. —TJA
500 pages in 3 days is possible (when on vacation). To me, an absolute revelation. A must read before the movie comes out.
Annotation Summary for: Practice of Oil painting by Solomon J. Solomon Page 11: Title Page 13: Preface Page 15: TOC Page 41: “spaces left” = negative space Page 41: The trickyness of foreshortening. Page 42: Drawing a means ro a definite end… Painting! Knowledge and accuracy! Page 45: Study the skull. Skin is of of(…)
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