|Jacob Collins Teaching a Class|
|Alumni of New York's Art Students League, ca. 1950.|
|The "learn to draw and paint" school of art where ancient beauty |
rules and creative genius hopefully evolves as a logical result.
|Painting the classically posed nude figure makes up |
the bulk of Jacob Collins' work.
|The traditional still-life as seen by Collins|
--perfection at the expense of meaning.
|Collins' "Classsical Realism" reduces art to |
an assortment of pretty pictures.
|Mere faces by formula, or sensitive portraits?|
|Father and son in the studio--|
an apt subject ignored.