December 6th, 2002


I should have picked this up earlier in the semester...

There is certainly a feeling among the non-art public that artists are a little nuts. They are likely to be liberal, anarchic, undependable, or mentally unstable. If they are great artists, then they are also incomprehensible and gifted, worthy of a reverent trip to the museum

Why Art Cannot Be Taught by James Elkins, p63.

on top of this it takes a sober look at the nature of art and instruction, which is one of the main things I'm interested in, as well as discussing the value of various tendencies in the art world in relation to how we attempt to learn and produce. While it may make some art students nervous, it only seems to be making me regain my necessary arrogance, my believed in prescience, my foundations and climbing acclaims.

See me, "going slowly insane."
(As conveyed by Eli)
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