|Tales From the Crit: For Art Students, May Is the Cruelest Month
||[May. 1st, 2006|01:13 pm]
New York Times|
April 30, 2006
By JORI FINKEL
An early scene in "Art School Confidential," a movie by Terry Zwigoff and Daniel Clowes that opens Friday, shows a classroom of students analyzing one another's drawings. It takes less than a minute for one character to burst into tears. Her name is Flower. And she has just received a withering comment from her classmate Jerome, played by Max Minghella: "It looks like a lame Cy Twombly imitation to me. It looks like she did it in about two minutes."
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Did he get anything out of the critique process? "Nothing," Mr. Clowes said, before pausing to rethink the question. "Then again, I have a very contrary personality. The fact that nobody encouraged me may have helped in the long run. It probably helped me to feel like I was going in the right direction."
(ps: daniel clowes is my favorite illustrator and although i hated the movie ghost world i am looking forward to seeing art school confidential)