Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking - Chapter 6, The Outside World Summary & Analysis

David Bayles
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Chapter 6, The Outside World Summary and Analysis

Chapter 6 begins Part II of the book. These cover matters of art and fear once a work of art is completed. New problems arise after this has occurred and they must be addressed separately. These problems force the artist to interact with the rest of the world; the authors refer to these problems as "ordinary." However, they emphasize that the problems are not of no consequence.

There is more to art than simply producing artwork. Sometimes one must manage a gallery, clean one's studio, and mail various items. Funding matters, education matters, publication matters and exhibition matters. Sometimes these activities help to promote one's artwork but other times the outside work gets in the way. In many cases art is quite expensive. Further, artists have bad reputations to the outside world, particularly because their work...

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