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Skilled or Not?

Skill is the ability to do something well, especially because you have practiced it. Skill turns creativity into art. Skill can be learnt. Talent alone is not enough.

There are 2 photos this week and a website to see.

A dish woven from stripped telephone wire, made this century:

And an 1863 detail from an etching by Sir Joseph Noel Paton, from his many illustrations of the Ancient Mariner poem by Coleridge. Here the mariner has killed the Albatross.

A third example of skill, this time in the use of colour and form, is in a 1922 water colour by Paul Klee called A Young Lady's Adventure. Click here and type in the name of the painting.

All, in my opinion, highly skilled!

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