This is terrible, I know … returning to Bridgman again and again. And letting those awfully long breaks get in my way. Making me believe I’ll never get the hang of perspective, mass and form, not to mention gesture and fluidness.
Anyhow, this morning I had the courage to sit down for 30 minutes again and analyse the ad I have had open on my desk for the last 5 months (full of faces reminiscent of Italians). My analysis concentrates on what I believe could be the perspective of the head when viewed as a box. Everything that follows from there is based on what I still believe to know thanks to George Bridgman. I’m still missing or have forgotten or have never really understood lots of what he’s tried to teach me (or at least what I’ve tried to learn from his book(s)).
But if I can teach myself this perspective mystery with diligent work, I’m sure once I begin approaching the next Bridgman lessons they will promise a much greater success in my learning process.
Here’s what I got out of those 30 minutes.