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In a message dated 5/22/00 3:12:24 AM, Batmom44 writes:
<< Frequently their untalented peers have begun to outdo
them with the knowledge they have gleaned from doing the assignments in art
class. Frequently their parents are in awe of their talent and don't
understand why the grades suddenly drop below A+. Frequently they are a real
pain in the patootsie until you get through to them.
Just curious >>
It's because the general population has the skewed idea that, unlike EVERY
other profession, the art profession alone is a purely intuitive one. Nobody
would dream of allowing a gifted science student to bypass the basic building
blocks of that profession, or any other...gifted lawyers? Doctors? ...
sitting in a corner in class while every ungifted one learns the periodic
table playing with scalpels and reading anything they like?
Post modernism has done the arts a great disservice when it allowed people to
think that anyone can make art and training and knowledge are unnecessary.
All the great masters came from the atelier system.
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