The Messy Studio with Rebecca Crowell

Episode 193: What Realism Teaches Us

October 23rd, 2021  •  33 mins 6 secs  •  Download (45.5 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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It can seem sometimes like artists and art lovers fall into two camps—those that adamantly prefer abstraction, and those who feel the same way about realism. Of course, this is a very simplistic view of art --and the fact is that these two approaches meet and mingle in countless unique ways. But it can be demoralizing for an abstract artist to be dismissed out of hand as lacking seriousness and skill, and the same for the realist who may be criticized for lacking imagination or unique vision. In fact, all artists who have gained mastery at what they do have something to teach others.