“The greatest misfortune is when theory outstrips performance.”
Last week, Ben Hengst, a graduate of CLU, and more recently the New York Academy of Art, paid a visit to a few classes on campus, encouraging Art Majors to seek further education post graduation. Having just finished the Masters course at one of the only institutions in the country offering classical training in the studio arts, Ben was able to offer fresh advice on the life of an emerging artist.
“At the New York Academy of Art, [they] believe that the world of visual art is built upon the essential cornerstones of figurative drawing, painting, and sculpture. Mastering these disciplines is critical to the development of an artist’s personal vision and, ultimately, to the creation of vital contemporary art.”
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