AN INTRODUCTION TO THE APPRECIATION OF ART
(SUNDAY. It is boiling hot and few people have arrived. We are in the studio, one of the few cool shots in London to-day. Epstein shows me his unfinished study of Lydia, a Lydia with short hair this time. "I have just been going over the MS of our conversations. I find that we have not theorised over-much or laid down too many hard-and-fast rules. When one is writing, just a few are apt to creep in here and there. I am glad. I was only thinking when my model posed for me yesterday how free from all artistic theories I felt. I had no pre-conceived idea. I was just interested in the model and studied her. The method of treatment came easily out of my study. That is the right method. Artists have no time for theory."
I have seen him working at the vast Sun-God, goggled to protect his eyes from the flying chips.
"I work fast but I like to work a long time. Some things I will put away for a year or more and come back to them. The Sun God which you have