Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
These are questions that matter, questions that recur at each stage of artistic development - and they are the source for this volume of wonderfully incisive commentary. Art and Fear explores the way art gets made, the reason it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. This is a book about what it feels like to sit in your studio or classroom, at your wheel or keyboard, easel or camera, trying to do the work you need to do. It is about committing your future to your own hands, placing Free Will above predestination, choice above chance. It is about finding your own work.
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The authors started with the question, "Why do so many people who start creating art stop?" They came up with some helpful, rational answers. Another useful little book. And if you're not in academia, you can skip about half of it.
Review: Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of ArtmakingUser Review - Croft - Goodreads
I picked up this book in a panic while working on my thesis project. Halfway through my grad studies I got artist block. (I should say that I am an artist and at the time was finishing my MFA in fine ... Read full review
THE NATURE OF THE PROBLEM
FEARS ABOUT YOURSELF
FINDING YOUR WORK
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