Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Shape of Time

I found it very interesting when the reading said, "Times and opportunities differ more than the degree of talent" (6).  I took this as meaning it matters more who you know than what you know and that timing is everything.  This is why the author says it is pointless to compare artists such as Leonardo and Raphael.  They were both skilled in different ways and both achieved this talent in different ways.  I liked that the author said that Bernardino Luini and Giulio Romano were both very talented, they just had the poor luck of entering the art world at a time when the art world was saturated with great artists.  These are two people I have never heard of, yet they are being compared to great painters such as Leonardo and Raphael.  This stood out to me because it gave me hope.  As an unskilled artist, it gave me more motivation to keep striving to improve my work.

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