Monday, February 2, 2009

Chaper Eigh: Capuring Life

"The Judeo-Christian worldview, which formed the early foundation for European and American artistic culture, explained that people are made in the image of God. The implication of that worldview is that people are not like the rest of nature. Human beings have a transcendent quality that imbues their live with consequence and their struggles and triumphs with eternal significance.

"In our postmodern era, the prevailing belief that human beings originated from the primordial soup rather than from the heavens makes it unsurprising that heroic figures seem outdated and that the focus of art has moved away from the figure. Nevertheless, the human figure will always have a place in art. The human being is unique in that it not only has an external reality, but an internal one- and this provides one of the most varied sources of interest imaginable.
[referring to now] "The marred disfigured, fragmented figure is commonplace in twentieth- century art. The figure is often shown as no more transcendent than a piece of clay."

-From Classical Drawing Atelier, by Juliette Aristides

Found this bit when I was doing a chapter outline for my super fun life drawing class.

In other news, my "T" key no longer works. I have to mash it down really hard for it to realize that it is being pushed. My outline is littered with sentences like, "he sudy of value gives he work a believable onal srucure. And an undersanding of form ensures ha he surface opography reads convincingly in relaion o a ligh source."


Carlee said...

hahahaha. Maybe you can substitute the number 7 for t's.
or +. That works better. A little inconvenient but more readable.

or not.

Courtney Brooke Vaughan said...

+o+ally a +errific subs+i+u+ion! +hanks, Carlee!