Practitioners of contemporary realism have limited the possibilities of their language by placing their greatest emphasis on technical issues. We will explore further possibilities of visual language as utilized in the past through the breakdown and examination of various successful paintings and plot a path beyond pure technical execution. Along this path, each individual artist may thrive in his or her specific manner of expression.
Tony Mastromatteo gave a great lecture and discussion about the importance of subject matter last night. It complemented the curriculum and discussions we have been having during the day program, both formally and informally. The founding instructors at Janus have always supported the exploration of personal subject matter and how things like composition play a role in making pictures. It was nice to meet like-minded artists. It’s too bad I only remembered to grab my camera after the discussion was over.