The Art of Drawing

“There is some truth in the notion that the paintings are to the drawings as rhetoric to is to reality. We tend to forget the extent to which great artists

“There is some truth in the notion that the paintings are to the drawings as rhetoric to is to reality. We tend to forget the extent to which great artists like Leonardo and Dürer saw more vividly and more personally then they painted. Certainly from the Renaissance to the end of the 18th century there was enormous pressure on artists to paint the ideal, not the real. With few exceptions, Rembrandt being the greatest, artists did not paint what they saw but what they wished to see or even what their patrons wished to see.”


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Date:
November 23, 2016
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