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Drawing expertise?

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Joseph Augusta (jaugusta)
Sun, 25 Jul 1999 06:38:27 -0400

Generally, I feel it's inappropriate to excerpt another person in a
post--since the discussion can quickly become a battle of the
quotes--but, from Gerhard Richter comes this little gem on drawing
ability--vs. a somewhat the larger picture--

"I hate the dazzlement of skill: eg., being able to draw something
freehand from life, or--even worse--inventing or putting together
something entirely original, a particular form, particular composition
or an eccentric colour scheme. It's all too easy to get carried away by
one's own skill and forget about the picture itself. There are legions
of painters who are just too talented to paint good pictures. Being
able to do something is never an adequate reason for doing it."

Best wishes,