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Monthly Archives: August 2021

Community Suppression of Art Knowledge

What happens when a community suppresses itself?   Types of Community Suppression When I was 14, my classmate D and I completed a science project together and have been good friends ever since. D’s great-grandparents had immigrated to the United … Continue reading

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Does Training Ruin Artists’ Voices?

“A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people.” – Edgar Degas in the Shop Talk of Edgar Degas      Translating Visual Information Did … Continue reading

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Why Not Just Use a Camera?

Cameras are just one way of translating information onto a 2D surface, but not the only way. And definitively not always the best way.     There is a misguided belief that all realism is photography, and that all realism … Continue reading

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Art As a Collective Body of Knowledge

Is atelier training Eurocentric? When considering mathematical concepts, rarely do people worry if the Pythagorean Theorem came from Ancient Greece, and that the symbols to represent numbers come from the Middle East. Throughout the history of humanity, discoveries in math … Continue reading

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