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Annigoni on Photographic Reference

1 month ago   |   By Gurney Journey

Following up yesterday's post about Why Bother Copying a Photo? , it might be valuable to consider the views of Italian artist Pietro Annigoni (1910-1988). In a YouTube video in the Italian language , he discusses why he doesn't use photography in his work. Blog reader Mario Zara generously provided the following translation:
Interviewer: for example, you are one of the few painters, if not the only one, who doesn't use photography. Today everyone...
Answer: Well, this return to the so-called classicism, to reality, based on photography, in my opinion is a mistake, it's a form of...
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