|"Julette Aristides' second book, Classical Painting Atelier , a Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice", is the book Western Culture has been waiting for."
-excerpt from the Book Review by Sherry Ross.
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In conjunction with her first book, Classical Drawing Atelier, Ms. Aristides has created not only a major work of technical knowledge, historical enlightenment and visual beauty, but has also made a definitive case in proving that realism in art, when used to communicate shared human experience and beauty, is the highest form of visual art. Aristides' Introduction to Classical Painting Atelier will make even die-hard modernists and devotees of abstract art stop and think. Her book itself is powerful enough to change minds. The rational art lover, even if he or she remains convinced of the "greatness" of abstract art, will come to see that realism, by its very nature, is rich with meaning and purpose and is completely relevant in today's art world. And if they pride themselves on being free-thinking and democratic, they will see that realism has as much a right to be championed as modernism. Indeed, the realism of today is modern...so let the artist choose his or her tools freely...no limits.