Fine Arts

Why Photography Still Divides Painters Centuries After the Camera’s Invention

(Clockwise from top left: Bert Monroy, Jacob Collins, Alyssa Monks, Bill Gekas, and Cat Rooney)
(Clockwise from top left: Bert Monroy, Jacob Collins, Alyssa Monks, Bill Gekas, and Cat Rooney)

If you’re brave enough to wade into any artists’ online forum, you’re likely to find yourself in a rip tide of a discussion whose logic...




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