Monday, July 03, 2006
This afternoon on my way home, NPR had a brief interview with Jonathan Fineberg, an art history professor at the University of Illinois. He has a book that examines the work of such famous artists as Picasso and Paul Klee when they were children. The interview was interesting and informative, and I'd love to read the book and see the exhibit in Washington, D. C. The title is When We Were Very Young: Art That Is Not Child's Play. Here is the link to the NPR interview. You can listen to the complete interview as well. Under the Winslow Homer painting, click on the View Gallery notation to see more examples. Interesting points include Fineberg's differentiation between rendering and observation and the influence (in a negative way) of standardized education.