Drawing Lessons - Cennini Forum
I'm forced to agree with you, Patti. Bear in mind that the editors at publishing companies are not experts in art. In my books, I could have spoken of the benefits of mixing peanut butter with paint (or something equally stupid, like soaking brushes in cooking oil to clean them in a fantasy belief in environmental purity). All four of those examples lack solidity. Something that most people who have taken the obligatory art history course in college do not know is that they have everything backward. They view the contretemps between the French Academy and the Impressionists as a bunch of rich snooty guys trying to destroy the more common folk and their attempts at art. Almost without exception, the Impressionists came from the upper-classes, the haute bourgeoisie and with one or two titled nobility. Quite the reverse of the usual romanticized version, what? That figure drawing by Forte exhibits numerous flaws. We know that, in general, we do not remember accurately.