Dear Unthinkable Mind Students,
Here’s the handout for our class on January 28th, 2012. We’ll be looking at the coloring pages you worked on since we last met and we’ll be writing together. —Apologies for the spelling errors, like ‘relys’ intstead of ‘relies’and actually the ‘homework’ is due WEDNESDAY not Tuesday. This will be corrected on the 3D versions of these pages that I will give you in class.
“Some sense of the action lies in the queer kind of sympathy that the artist is able to call up for the thing he is [coloring]. The true amount of mental sympathy that the student can give to a subject he wants to [color] creates a sense of life in the picture. From this sense of life, the picture begins to have value all its own…” —Jan Gordon, “A Step-Ladder to Painting”
Now that you’ve spent some real time coloring four different pictures, does this quote from Jan Gordon seem true to you? What does Gordon mean by ‘sympathy’?
See you soon,