Against life drawing

Lang, Martin (2017) Against life drawing. The Jackdaw (136). p. 31. ISSN 1474-3914

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This short article argues that progressive, inclusive and libertarian pedagogical approaches in art education are needed to combat a contemporary rise in populism and fascistic nostalgia (make "America great again", "leave the EU: take back control". It argues that advocating the teaching of life drawing in art school is a deeply conservative and reactionary position that only exacerbates the aforementioned problems by re-enforcing authoritarian and hierarchical positions.

Keywords:Drawing, Education, Critical pedagogy, Fascism, Hierarchical control, Nostalgia, Life Drawing, Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W110 Drawing
W Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Fine Arts)
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ID Code:29377
Deposited On:08 Nov 2017 16:00

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