ART &. FEAR. Observations. On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking. DAVID BAYLES. TED ORLAND. SANTA CRUZ, CA & EUGENE, OR. The little page book Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking, written by David Bayles and Ted Orland, is one of. In Art and Fear: Observations on the perils (and rewards) of artmaking, David Bayles & Ted Orland ask of artists, ‘Why do so many who start.

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Sep 11, Chrissy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Had it not been for this book, I was at a point to where I probably would’ve actually stopped painting.

This is a little gem of a book that I’d recommend to writers and artists of all stripes. 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. After all, art is rarely made by Mozart-like people; essentially—statistically speaking—there aren’t any people like that.

The authors cite that many baylew fears originate in places outside of their imaginations and supportive art-making environments. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

Tracking this perilous trajectory, when you make no art at all, fewr are no person at all. This book has helped me to get back into my studio and embrace painting again with the abundant knowledge the authors have passed along.


I offered to pay him, said we’d work around his schedule, etc, etc. Basically the only work really worth doing– the only work you can do convincin This book is about the challenges in making, or not making, rat. Sparad i dina bevakningar. And even less to do with the individual artworks.

Life dose not last forever, You have earned this, and deserve the joy of making art: Making art is difficult. Those who continue to make art are those who have learned how to continue—or more precisely, have learned how not to quit. It is a helpful, boost of a book in the vein of Pressfield’s creativit Inspirational.

Some of the concepts are useful, and there were some very good points made. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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This book is about the challenges in making, or not making, art. Lists with This Book. Other people are better than I am. The great majority of it is pretentious nonsense, obvious advice like “don’t worry about what other people think of your art!

For many people, that alone is enough to prevent their ever getting started at all — and for those who do, trouble isn’t long in coming. That will take care of anv.

Review: Art and Fear, by David Bayles and Ted Orland – Sam van Zweden

For so little external reward. El Wakil No preview available – After that, it got less and less interesting and more and more vague. My work has a trajectory. It seemed like the book was aimed at male artists looking to have galleries.


Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles

Essentially, routine is not the enemy of the artist, and you should be conscious of your routines and embrace the ones that make you most productive. I must say this was the exception. This is a book written by artists, for artists it’s about what it feels like when artists sit down at anv easel or keyboard, in their studio or performance space, trying to do the work they need to do.

No surprise then, that for some of us, making art can feel baylfs, dangerous, and too revealing. Doesn’t matter if that’s slamming a Red Bull at I bought the book quite a while ago on the recommendation of someone else.

Part of the problem may have been the sheer volume of recommendations I got for this little guy and to live up to those expectations it would basically have to cure cancer, so take that for what it is.

To you, and you alone, what matters is the process.