Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking - Chapter 9, The Human Voice Summary & Analysis

David Bayles
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Chapter 9, The Human Voice Summary and Analysis

Art and Fear confronts the obstacles to making art. They want to communicate the difficulties in the work and then allow the reader to clear her own path. However, there is no one way to overcome your fear as an artist. Instead, the authors suggest that the young artist focus on answers to a set of questions. The best artists will be those who ask the best questions. Some of the major questions that produce fruitful answers are asking what artists have in common, how artists become artists, how artists secure time to pursue their own work, and how artists create work that satisfies them. Further, the authors recommend focusing on why so many quit art. These questions may have answers, but any answer is going to be hard to articulate.

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