Women Do Not Understand Art – “From a Young Man’s Perspective”

Tree Deva from Kartika’s Art Jounal

What do you think? As you can see, perspective is not my forte.

This guy thinks women are clueless about art. Take a look – Women Do Not Understand Art – “From a Young Man’s Perspective.

What is your perspective on perspective? I used to be terrified to draw because I thought I had to make a woman holding a jar look like a woman holding a jar.  I thought first I had to understand perspective and be able to draw realistic images before I could create art. But now I’m free to enjoy myself. Why? Because my art mentor gave me permission to reject perspective. I can now love my “Girl with a Jar.”

She teaches me something every time I look at her – she teaches me I can trust myself, trust my instincts, and follow the muse. She teaches me it’s okay to play and not take art making so seriously. She teaches me sometimes the best things happen when we just loosen up and let go.

But the perspective of this young man reminds me of those critics out there who just don’t appreciate the abstract or irrational. He reminds me of those antiquated teachers who admonished us for not drawing in the lines or making a tree look like a tree. He reminds me of another guy I was with who thought of himself as a “real artist,” who had mastered the craft of perspective.

I say, don’t buy it and keep drawing outside of the lines and making trees look like dinosaurs.

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October 19, 2012 · 1:55 am

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