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This doesn't mean, though, that that is the only drawing lessons or only
realistic drawings would be allowed. I believe that difficult as it is, it
is important for all students.
On Wed, 9 Jul 1997, kprs wrote:
> Numo Jaeger and Michael Miller wrote:
> > Hello All,
> > I was wondering what all of you thought about the value of drawing
> > realistically.
> > Is it important to teach all high school art students to drawing realistically?
> > If so, why? If not, why not?
> > - Numo
> This is an ongoing debate, but to put it quite simply, since drawing is
> a hand-eye thing, if we can render the nuances of reality, including
> values, proportion, and perspective in a way that is identifiable as
> "that piece of apple" as compared to just "another" apple, just imagine
> what we could do with the pictures in our minds. That, and all art
> schools want drawings from observation always seals my feelings on
> drawing from reality. Although I always stress the difference between a
> human xerox machine, an artist, and a monkey with a pencil. (excuse the
> philosophy reference)
> San D