March 16, 2020

The Myth of the Starving Artist and Other Misconceptions about Creativity

Art for art’s sake was a creed of the 20th century bohemians, and on the surface, it sounds like a good idea.

We should not create work that is functional or commercial, the argument goes, but rather because it is an end in itself. After all, what kind of creative would confess to wanting to make as much money as possible off her art?

That just sounds greedy.

But at the same time, what writer, designer, or musician wants to be irrelevant or ignored? Who longs for their work to not be discovered? Doesn’t your best work deserve to be heard and seen and even compensated? Click here to read more

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