Re: MD Poetic Quality

From: ml (
Date: Thu Oct 21 2004 - 17:29:25 BST

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    Hello Jainy:
    (Pleased to make your acquaintance as well.)

    No need to offense taken
    from your post. I do agree the ideas in
    ZMM/Lila give an important door for any
    student to step through.

    I would love to hear more about your
    experience with helping your art students
    move from "thinking about" to the higher
    value state of "really observing."

    Experience is often far more usefull than
    words for this type of perception...


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "jainy maewood" <>
    To: <>
    Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 9:48 PM
    Subject: Re: MD Poetic Quality

    > Hi Mel (pleased to meet you):
    > Yes, I agree. Sorry....I didn't mean literally, I was using the word
    > "required" to emphasize my own enthusiasm for the book. Lets say it could
    > on the "recommended reading list" - that's a voluntary proposition.
    > I think many of the ideas from ZMM could be snuck into the teaching
    > environment vis a vis exercises, designed to raise questions in this
    > direction. For instance, I sometimes teach painting to beginning
    > And it's clear from observing them, that unless they stop "thinking about"
    > what they are looking at, and start really observing it, they will not
    > perceive well enough to create a likeness. Something in this
    > direction...bringing up questions about how to study, how to perceive the
    > problem we are in front of - how to paint the figure or whatever, as a
    > problem of quality of thought and perception. But it's a hard nut to crack
    > anyway you look at it!
    > Jainy

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