Art: First Step: Learn to Draw

He is almost unknown to the lay public, but to experts the top authority on Italian Renaissance painting is so well known that they refer to him as "B.B." B.B. (for Bernard Berenson) thinks there is some hope for a modern renaissance in British art—if artists learn to draw. In London's New Statesman & Nation he wrote:

"How long does it take a medical student to get his degree? Six, seven, eight years before he is allowed to practice. How many youngsters are ready to work as hard learning to draw? Yet drawing is as difficult and takes as long a training,...

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