Promoting Visual Thinking

“Why doesn’t America value art? I ask myself this question often, and the answers I come up with are the obvious ones: Works of art have no productive func

“Why doesn’t America value art? I ask myself this question often, and the answers I come up with are the obvious ones: Works of art have no productive function in our economy. Art is politically dangerous. Contemporary art is too difficult to understand. So I asked the owner of my favorite café, because he’s Italian. He pointed to my notebook and said, ‘In Italy, school children have notebooks with grids. In America, you have notebooks with lines.’ In other words, we are taught to think in a linear manner, while they are taught to think spatially.”


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Date:
November 23, 2016
Author:
XPLANE