Painters without Formal Training

Author: Mark | Subject: Art

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Article excerpt: It is strange how surprised many people are when the view a painting which has been completed by an artist who has no formal talent. The level of surprise is usually linked to the perceived quality of the painting itself, which many believe is not possible to achieve without formal training. However, others believe the art of painting is a natural talent, without which achieving fame and fortune in this profession would not be possible. Sometimes it can be enhanced through formal training but, as will be seen from the following examples, this is not a pre-requisite for producing works of art.