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No you wouldn't :-) - it was really boring, I can hardly believe now how brainwashed I was in a very congenial, subtle way. As Wittgenstein said: "A picture held us captive" - in that case referring to a picture of how language worked, in the case of us Camberwell art school students, we were held captive by unexamined assumptions about what a picture ought to be: naturalistic, serious,but with no obscure theoretical ideas about art, unimaginative, no trivial appeals to sensuous pleasure !  etc :-) There were, I now know, some interesting political ideas related to the approach - avoiding the elitism of modern art, re-engaging with a wider public; etc. - sadly never discussed as far as I remember.

Here's a picture of me painting it back then - one of the very few pics I have from that period - when I was so engaged with things visual:

ted-young-paint-paris-rue-rustique copy

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.

by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Fri Aug 16th, 2013 at 07:36:41 PM EST
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