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Art is about seeing the world

Last updated Dec 18, 2022

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A trained artist who sees a chair, then, is able to capture what the eye perceives (shape, color) before their “recognizer” function tells them what it is supposed to be. — location: 3164 ^ref-29138

(This is why it is so frustrating that funding for arts programs in schools has been decimated. And those cuts stem from a fundamental misconception that art classes are about learning to draw. In fact, they are about learning to see.) — location: 3172 ^ref-52965

it is possible, with practice, to teach your brain to observe something clearly without letting your preconceptions kick in. — location: 3174 ^ref-26538