I think there would be something lacking.. the deeper element of what the art is about. It would just be replication of shapes, not actual feelings behind them.
If that makes sense.
It's like me wanting to learn Bulgarian. If someone gave me a book of Bulgarian.. I could look at it, copy it down, maybe teach myself. But without living there I wouldn't EXPERIENCE the language, hear the rich tones within the conversations.
Hopefully that portrayed my opinion a little better.
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