Art and Fear

Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

Recommended by Juliette Aristides, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #8 in Art, Ranked #20 in Creativitysee more rankings.

"This is a book about making art. Ordinary art. Ordinary art means something like: all art not made by Mozart. After all, art is rarely made by Mozart-like people; essentially-statistically speaking-there aren't any people like that. Geniuses get made once-a-century or so, yet good art gets made all the time, so to equate the making of art with the workings of genius removes this intimately human activity to a strangely unreachable and unknowable place. For all practical purposes making art can be examined in great detail without ever getting entangled in the very remote problems of... more

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Juliette Aristides The authors believe that art can be taught, and moreover learned, and the traps that waylay our efforts can be avoided or managed with some cheerful guidance. (Source)

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