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Why teach elements and principles
[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Diane L.
Fri, 23 Oct 1998 23:10:15 -0400
You are coming from a post-modernist perspective, and I sympathize.
However, as teachers we are dealing with a system that is lagging behind.
Amy R's reply was good, there is a place for learning the elements and
principles if only to understand the art of the period which relied on
them, or if one cares to use them, how to do it. Personally, I feel that
art from the past is, I hate to say it, some what stale.(However, I always
loved to dunk stale bread in my coffee, so there will always be a place for
Van Gogh, Matisse and Monet, etc. in my heart). However, I usually find my
strongest inspiration in Soho and 57th St. contemporary artists.