Fall Art on the Square 2019 runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 9, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10, on the front grounds of Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. Admission is free. For selected artists, cash prizes will be awarded for Best in Show (1) and Merit of Honor winners (4). Applications are currently being accepted for the Spring Art on the Square 2020 (February 8 & 9) on Zapplication; deadline is November 23, 2019.
Assessing craftsmanship can be a tricky road to navigate. People outside of the art field tend to exclusively equate a high level of polish and technical skill with craftsmanship. And indeed, accurate perspective and anatomy, clean, crisp linework and smooth gradients coupled with luxurious slatherings of photo-real detail are impressive to be sure. Who has not heard the oft-repeated exclamation “That is SO cool! It looks just like a PHOTOGRAPH!”? But what of the gestural, spontaneous mark-making of the Impressionists and Abstract Expressionists? Are those artists simply lazy or unskilled? Or is something else going on here?
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