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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I didn’t know quite what to expect when I picked this up.

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

Tirelessly extolling “what is” and “what is not” art seems to have ruined the word in our orkand Its applications reach beyond the scope of art, and into any form of creative thought whether in sciences, math, problem solving, etcand should be read by absolutely everyone. Calms the inner turmoil of yet another month, year, without publication. Highly recommended for anyone struggling with doubt in their artwork.

A quick, no-nonsense, part-philosophical-part-practical examination of what it means to make art, no matter the medium, and to continue to do so in spite of its inherent challenges.


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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I don’t recommend it at all. Finally I didn’t like their section on schooling.

It’s that simple and profound. This is a book written by artists, for artists it’s about what it feels like when artists sit down at their easel krland keyboard, in their studio or performance space, trying to do the work they need to do.

Unfortunately, other parts were very trite at times and didn’t make a lot of sense at others.

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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. The knowledge I now have from the book has made me feel a closer connection to all present artists and all from the past. And curiously, uncertainty is the comforting choice.

Word-of-mouth response alone—now enhanced by internet posting—has placed it among the best-selling books on artmaking and creativity nationally.

Prevalent social and marketplace attitudes about the value of art, who has a right to produce it and who will be recognized, praised and paid to do it are difficult fo This book was written by two working artists in to address the anxieties and concerns common to late 20th century makers of creative output such as visual art, literature, music, and performance.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Dec 05, KW rated it it was amazing Shelves: When this small pamphlet of a book was published in the early nineties, perhaps it answered an urgent need of recent art school grads and artists dear to stay productive when faced with the loneliness of the process.


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

As it relates to art, this is criticism. Nov 30, Linnie rated it liked it.

Ordinary art means something like: David BaylesTed Orland. Indeed, those can only come from you anyway.

The book’s co-authors, David Bayles and Ted Orland, are themselves both working artists, grappling daily with the problems of making art in the real world. You have to find your work I’ve always been an artist, having a natural drawing talent from a very young age, delving into my art in high school, then studying art in college.

But when my husband asked him about it a few months later, the bil said he felt he wouldn’t be good enough and started to feel pressure. By understanding this along with the specific fears, it’s helped release much of the tension and fear I’ve had, and the ones that return to me.