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TODAY'S FEATURED POST

Mental Illness and Artists


Lauren Panepinto

There is a myth that pervades the art world that I think is very harmful and would like to address here: The Myth of the Suffering Artist. Not quite the same as The Myth of the Starving Artist, which I'll tackle in a future post. The patron saint of the Suffering Artist is Vincent Van Gogh, and this myth centers around the connection between mental illness and artistic talent/creativity. Since May is Mental Health Awareness…

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Short Takes: What to Leave In; What to Leave Out


Gregory Manchess

May 22, 2019 - These ‘short take’ posts will address common factors within an art career. You’ll recognize these concerns as you’ve probably encountered many already. You may be used to hearing them from a well-worn perspective, but you’ll find my approach, based on a long career of discovery, failure, and success, is not standard. As you progress through your career, you’ll find your own solutions to share, for certainly anything produced in the creative field is not usually a mundane, methodical process. In my SmArtSchool classes I discuss at length the effort of laying down paint and how that paint projects ideas and stimulates the audience. How the pigment goes down and the way it appears most would call ‘technique,’ but how is as important as where and why. Detail is a natural desire for most painters and…

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