Friday, August 24, 2012

Why we need the academy in the 21st century

Robert Hughes on drawing

"Drawing brings us into a different, a deeper and more fully experienced relation to to the object. A good drawing says “not so fast, buster.” We have had a gut full of fast art and fast food. What we need more of is slow art: art that holds time as a vase holds water; art that grows out of modes of perception and making, whose skill and doggedness makes you think and feel; art that isn't merely sensational, that doesn't get its message across in seconds, that isn't falsely iconic, that hooks onto something deep-running in our nature. In a word, art is the very opposite of mass media." — the late art critic Robert Hughes