Modern, non-representational art doesn't "work" for me. I suppose that means I'm a Philistine ... no matter.
The good folk at Power Line provide a link to a City Journal article about artist Jacob Collins. He's trying to recapture the skill level of old masters like da Vinci, Michelangelo and Rembrandt. Maybe there is hope for art after all.
Collins has founded a "school" that's really his workshop on Long Island where a bunch of apprentices spending four years laboriously learning the craft. They spend the "school year" learning figure painting, and their summers in the Catskill Mountains learning to paint landscapes. I wish them well.