Albert Pinkham Ryder
I heard a talk that Lynda Barry was giving at RISD a year or two ago, and she was talking about this thing I’m posting below. I was really affected by this part of the talk, since I think about my lack of drawing ability alot of the time. Also, I’ve been thinking a lot about supposedly “Naive” art and “primitive” art, outsider art etc., art made by patients in mental hospitals etc., only because I think this is really valuable stuff to think about, and I am confused at the distinction between a “truly” naive work of art and a work of art made in a naive style through intense artistic training. I’m confused about my drawing style and its relationship to this kind of stuff.
Lynda Barry’s “Let’s draw a car and then let’s draw batman” http://thenearsightedmonkey.tumblr.com/page/3