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Academic Art

Dear Jerry: Notes on Life Drawing

Daniel Maidman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Non-life-drawers often assume that life drawing involves a sideways translation of one impulse into another impulse. But this assumption is flawed. I read the sex drive as a powerful force, but a specific one.

Jon Swihart: Jean-Leon Gerome Is His Master

John Seed | Posted 01.26.2015 | Arts
John Seed

Just how did Swihart, a Californian born 50 years after Gerome's death, manage to choose such an iron-clad reactionary as his artistic role model? The answer begins with a tragedy.