“The desire to make art has always been inherently social, not economic, and now, even in a society defined by the free market, the means to produce art can come from an inherently social mechanism as well.”
I’m two weeks into the Painting 1: Introduction to Traditional Oil Technique class at 3rd Ward in Brooklyn. The class assignment is to paint Velazquez’s “Portrait of a Man,” which hangs in the Met (seen at the far right). I was very nervous but it’s been very fun. My progress so far.