The Jervis McEntee Diaries - September 16, 1885

Diary Entry:

Wednesday September 16- I am feeling that I ought to be at work. Sometimes I question the wisdom of so much actual study from nature. The fault to my mind of modern art is its realism and I am inclined to believe our pictures would be more interesting if we painted more from our impressions. This idea is not new to me. I know the best things I have done have been produced in this way. An artist should always be open to impressions from nature and great artists always are. I think I would like to roam about for a while with my note book, but I would like a companion.

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