Friday, February 8, 2013

After John Ward

Back in the day art instruction depended on imitation. Students were set in front of the old masters to learn their techniques by osmosis. And repetition, of course. It was like Dafen village is now.

Doing it on an iPad may defeat the point of the exercise, as they conceived it a hundred years ago. Nor is John Ward (RA) exactly an old master. But whatever composition he put in his painting, Tarragon has here captured it.

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