“Unless the bastards have the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore them.”
American author, John Steinbeck, 1958, speaking of critics,
quoted in the introduction of John Kenneth Galbraith’s, The Affluent Society (1977).
By many people, in many times and places, it has been said,
“Drawing is the essence of art.”
To which I would add,
“Composition is the essence of drawing.
Proportion is the essence of composition.
Number is the essence of proportion.
Therefore, number is the essence of art.”