....to think of art. to live it. to look at line and form in a way most people can't possibly imagine. if i'm going to read a book..chances are I'm going to read something about my own field. Who does that? Do you think the janitor or dish washer goes home to brush up on his history of janitory skills or the greats that impacted the dish-washing scene? I would guess not many professions go home and leisurely brush up on their professions history.
There is so much information out there that I think a lot of what's coming out is total crap. Yet, like most things... the cream will rise to the top. You can fool the audience, but never the players.