When the painters who are now the young lions of the international art scene enrolled at the venerable Art Academy
in Leipzig in the early 1990’s, they wanted to study art as it was taught for centuries - drawing from nude models,
mastering the rules of perspective and analyzing formal composition. The ascendance of abstract painting in the
years after World War II had eroded that tradition in the West, elevating originality and authentic feeling over
technique and lifelike depictions, and reducing the word "academic" to a slur.
Artists New Leipzig School:
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