We are focused on painting, and we consider the teaching of painting and its result (the painted image) to be the foundation of the visual arts. All formal and stylistic diversities of painting are possible and are supported to the best of our abilities. It is up to each and every student to decide in which direction to develop their talent. All is allowed, but we demand and also judge visual quality, force of presence, energy, hard work, and critical reflection. “Painting 4” is a standard painting studio that chooses its students on the basis of their mastery of the fundamentals of painting and drawing, a distinctiveness of style, their individual personality and intellectual abilities, their desire for an education, their willingness to learn, their interest in contemporary art, and their basic familiarity with art of the recent and more distant past. We endeavour for our students to possess a wide range of personalities and for them to be interested in a wide range of approaches in contemporary art. We support more than realistic painting. We try to direct young artists’ romanticism with an empathetic view towards originality and personality. Instruction involves critical discourse, comparisons, group and individual discussion, and is not limited to just the visual arts.
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