School Days

So I was just about to get off the computer when a tweet came up in my Twitter timeline. It was posted by the New York Academy of Art, a superb art school where I am honored to work as a model and have mentioned many times on this blog. They’ve shared a terrific video by Life + Times which takes you into the school on a behind the scenes tour led by President David Kratz. It’s really excellent. Thought I’d pass it along here on Museworthy.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I am on babysitting duty tonight with my niece Olivia. I don’t know exactly what she has planned for us but I’m fairly certain that mayhem will ensue 😆

5 thoughts on “School Days

  1. violinhunter says:

    I have often wondered what Mozart would say if asked to “explain” one of his works. I know he often wrote to his father about some of the things he was working on, but I do not recall ever reading an explanation of his work. It just seems redundant since the work speaks for itself and it might even speak differently to different people. When I paint, I just paint because it pleases me and I paint what comes to mind – the one thing I don’t know is WHY I paint what I paint. I am really looking forward to your Monday Music post. 🙂

    • artmodel says:

      violinhunter,

      I agree that some artists, the pretentious ones perhaps, overdo it with lengthy explanations of their work and their intent. You can often see it in the “statement” sections on their websites. Indeed, the work speaks for itself in the end.

      I skipped Music Monday this week, I’m sorry! But check in next week.

      Thanks for your comments!

      Claudia

      • violinhunter says:

        The thought about analyzing and explaining is actually not mine – Picasso said it many moons ago. Heifetz was once asked how he did what he did and he simply said he did not know – he had never analyzed it. In the end, his ears told him everything he needed to know. As Nike says it – “just do it.” I value your response!!

  2. Rob says:

    That was a great tour! Thanks. Must be terrific to be in a community of painters like that!

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