Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking - Chapter 2, Art & Fear Summary & Analysis

David Bayles
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Chapter 2, Art & Fear Summary and Analysis

Most artists quit. This is not necessary. Further, they quit due to human troubles; those who continue must learn not to quit. Figuring out how not to quit is crucial. Artists will quit at particular moments that feel appropriate or when they lose sight of the purpose of their art. All artists have these fears and it is beating the fear that matters most. Quitting, further, is distinct from stopping. Quitting requires stopping and not starting again. To be an artist, you must always start again. Further, one must not lose motivation when the original destination of the art evaporates; say the show where the work was to be presented is canceled.

This is a particularly difficult problem for students, who graduate with no support network. The authors recommend that students form networks with other friends, so...

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