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Painters as Storytellers

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After watching Lech Majewski's new film, The Mill and the Cross, Sharon Butler considers the fate of storytelling in painting.

Butler writes: " …we often rush past the history paintings, but in the sixteenth century, these paintings were like epic feature films. Looking at older paintings, especially those painted by Dutch and Flemish masters who had phenomenal technique, contemporary painters are easily seduced by the paint handling and forget about the story… What stories will the paintings we make tell future generations–or have we already left the storytelling to filmmakers?"

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