Today’s topic is "Realism," what it meant for different painters in different times and ways to think about it today. Very importantly, we also discuss why detail is the enemy of experience, and how Courbet was basically a troll.
We are very fortunate to have the great Ilya Gefter back on the podcast. Ilya Gefter is a painter, art educator and the founder and director of the Visual Art Center in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Ilya has shown in 14 solo exhibitions before he was 40, he’s won numerous prestigious awards, and his work can be found in notable public collections in the US, Canada, Spain, and Israel. He has written for Ha’artez newspaper, and has done curatorial work for Rothschild Gallery in Tel Aviv. Ilya is an exceptional artist and thinker and a tremendous inspiration to me, so I’m very excited to bring his voice and his ideas to all of you.
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