Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (And Rewards) of Artmaking
"This is a book about making art. Ordinary art. Ordinary art means something like: all art not made by Mozart. After all, art is rarely made by Mozart-like people; essentially—statistically speaking—there aren't any people like that. 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. For all practical purposes making art can be examined in great detail without ever getting entangled in the very remote problems of genius."
Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. 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. Their insights and observations, drawn from personal experience, provide an incisive view into the world of art as it is expeienced by artmakers themselves.
This is not your typical self-help book. This is a book written by artists, for artists -— it's about what it feels like when artists sit down at their easel or keyboard, in their studio or performance space, trying to do the work they need to do. First published in 1994, Art & Fear quickly became an underground classic. Word-of-mouth response alone—now enhanced by internet posting—has placed it among the best-selling books on artmaking and creativity nationally.
Art & Fear has attracted a remarkably diverse audience, ranging from beginning to accomplished artists in every medium, and including an exceptional concentration among students and teachers. The original Capra Press edition of Art & Fear sold 80,000 copies.
Today, more than it was however many years ago, art is hard because you have to keep after it so consistently. On so many different fronts. For so little external reward. Artists become veteran artists only by making peace not just with themselves, but with a huge range of issues. You have to find your work...
9 pages matching remain in this book
Results 1-3 of 9
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of ArtmakingUser Review - Ameera Algahnam - Goodreads
about the arts people Read full review
Review: Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of ArtmakingUser Review - Houseofjones - Goodreads
Read this book back in college! Read full review
The Center for Creative Leadership Handbook of Leadership Development
Cynthia D. McCauley,Ellen Van Velsor
No preview available - 2004
The Art of Grief: The Use of Expressive Arts in a Grief Support Group
J. Earl Rogers
No preview available - 2007
Whole Earth: Art & Fear: observations on the Perils/ of Artmaking ...
Art & Fear Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking David Bayles & Ted Orland 2001, 122 pages $13 The Image Continuum Press, Eugene OR The ...
findarticles.com/ p/ articles/ mi_m0GER/ is_2002_Winter/ ai_97116332/ print
Forensics & Faith: Art & Fear -- Part 1
Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking, is written and now self-published by photographers David Bayles and Ted Orland. ...
forensicsandfaith.blogspot.com/ 2008/ 01/ art-fear-part-1.html
Cool Tool: Art & Fear
Art & Fear:Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking David Bayles & Ted Orland 2001, 122 pages $11, The Image Continuum Available from Amazon ...
www.kk.org/ cooltools/ archives/ 000216.php
Art & Fear. Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of ARTMAKING by David Bayles and Ted Orland. Excerpts from the back cover: ...
www.saelon.com/ mentoring/ artfear.html
Sara Roizen ~ Fine Artist & Muralist: Art & Fear
Today I was flipping through one of my favorite little books, called Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking, by David Bayles ...
blog.sararoizen.com/ 2008/ 02/ art-fear.html
Essential Reading for Artists: Art and Fear
Why every artist should read the book “Art and Fear”, with some quotes to convince you
painting.about.com/ od/ productreviews/ fr/ Art_and_Fear.htm
Art & Fear
Click to enlarge pad Art & Fear Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles and Ted Orland First published in 1994, ...
Art & Fear. Dec 30, 11:07 PM. Recently, I have been reading David Bayles & Ted Orland’s ART & FEAR: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking. ...
www.paxtontatum.com/ blog/ art-fear
Zen Brush - Resources
Resources. Most of these books are available at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Art & Fear, David Bayles & Ted Orland, The Image Continuum, Santa Cruz, CA, 1993. ...
Advanced Creative Writing Dr. Mary Leen Summer I 2004 Rationale
Advanced Creative Writing. Dr. Mary Leen. Summer I 2004. Rationale. This course seeks to stimulate your senses toward a practice of expressing yourself in ...
www.wnmu.edu/ Syllabi/ Summer04/ Hum/ ENGL410.pdf