Sunday, November 16, 2014

An Epidemic of Circle Heads Rhapsody by David Apatoff




This post by David Apatoff--cartoonist, illustrator, lawyer and illustration scholar-- is an excellent companion to my post about Raul Aguirre, Jr.’s podcast about lack of foundational skills.

To clarify, neither Apatoff nor I am suggesting that the artists whose work he references are lacking in skill. Instead, the argument is that a style whose sole purpose is to convey information quickly and easily isn’t sufficiently suited to convey anything deeper than information. If you believe that the purpose of art is to affect other human beings, the homogeny of the circle heads fails as art.

I recommend reading both Apatoff’s post and the comments that follow it.

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