Saturday, October 9, 2010

One of the fun things about having to defend art you've made, is having to articulate why you made certain decisions while making it. You have to think about those decisions more deeply than when you made them in the first place. Maybe you start to become aware of things you were doing subconsciously.

While cataloging artist influences in preparation for my MFA public talk at the end of the month, I'm finding it interesting to see how I've borrowed from other artists' compositions without ever having realized I was doing so. Here's one example: my piece, Hull, followed by Raphael's School of Athens...

...and a Hull detail, alongside an image from The Picture Bible (illustrated by Andre LeBlanc).

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