This book is life changing. I have read it in print and am now almost through the audio version. It is a book I will return to again and again. If you are an artist of any medium, please read or listen.
At first I didn't care for the narrator, but he grew on me.
It inspired me to do more with my creative self.
It's analysis really, not story. I like all the different scenarios, the different ways we can be successful.
Yes and no. Yes, because it is very interesting, but no, because it makes me think, and I have to take a little time to digest the ideas, think how I could put them into practice, and then try listening to a little more. Like eating a good steak, it's great but you don't want to just wolf it down all at once.
Very Insightful Book
The example give of quantity over quality
Arthur Morey is a great narrator
Never read the print version. But I thought the audio was excellent.
I'm a big fan of Steven Pressfield's The War of Art. I put this up near that on for calming my nerves about my work.
The right attitude.
No, nothing extreme, just a feeling that I'm not alone in my worries and fears about my art. That I'm not crazy. ALL artists feel like I do, and that alone makes doing my work easier. My new mantra is "Embrace uncertainty."
It's the doing. It's the process. It's what we learn and become while making our creations that matter, not the end product.
Chet Yarbrough, an audio book addict, exercises two cocker spaniels twice a day with an Ipod in his pocket and earbuds in his ears. Hope these few reviews seduce the public into a similar obsession but walk safely and be aware of the unaware.
Art and fear seem odd conjunctive words for the title of a non-fiction book. The authors, David Bayles and Ted Orland, waste no time in explaining why the conjunction makes sense. Their definition of art revolves around humans that choose to take a risk to produce something unique that may mean much to the maker and nothing to anyone else. An artist is always alone.
Bayles and Orland argue that fear is an artist’s perennial companion. In contrast, a business entrepreneur is rewarded, or not, within a life time. The business entrepreneur has options after failure. The business entrepreneur starts another business or goes to work for others. The artist is alone in success and failure.
If you needed to re-think your artistic endeavors, it would be recommended.
It might get you to pick up your paintbrush again.
I'm a hardcore reader and art student. ;)
Info about Art
The examples included in the book.
Maybe not. I mean if you want to fall asleep to it?
I am a clay sculptor and an art instructor at a community college. I mostly listen to audiobooks while I work in my home studio.
nope. I don't think they have anything useful to offer me.
This was more of a self-help book for people who aren't sure if they are artists. The authors assumed that fear prevents artists from making art. I disagree. I think fear prevents not-quite-artists from becoming artists. Artists make art.
I thought this was going to to be an art history book or a contemporary criticism book about society's reaction to confrontational art and art that breaks the rules. Either that or it would be about artists like Goya depicting fear, death, and horror in art.
sure. he was fine.
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sorry aspiring artists, but you can become a real artist if you make art. you have to just do it, you don't need to listen to this audiobook.
Yes I would recommend this book to artists who are very late beginners
It caters too much to the student with no personal ambition
The acknowledgement that Fear is a huge component
It is a book which has more excuses for mediocre work than incentives for excellence