Arts: Painter vs. Draughtsman The Future of Painting--What Ingres Said

Painter vs. Draughtsman The Future of Painting—What Ingres Said

Willard Huntington Wright, American esthete and critic, offers an ingenious interpretation and forecast of modern art, in his latest pamphlet.*

His thesis is that modernist painting, about which both laity and the profession rage, is not painting at all. It is " the art of color " and has developed by a historical accident through the medium of oil, pigment and canvas, to which it bears no essential relation. The true, traditional painting is pictorial draughtsmanship. Its tools are line and mass, black, white...

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