Monday, November 27, 2006

Art and Instinct

Accurate depiction of the human face depends upon an in-depth understanding of the complexes inter workings of the underlying bones, muscles, and fatty tissue which comprise the face, and collectively composed all aspects of the human expression. As we learn in the study of art, understanding the object and seeing the object are not one in the same, and it is often the latter that yelds to the former in a Neo-classical pursuit of perfection through a standardized ratio of proportions. In short; expressionism is lost to perfectionism, naturalism is lost to verism, and the portrait is lost all together.

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