Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Pit of Despair

Does an artist need to experience turmoil and suffering in order to produce great art? And if so, does the turmoil and anxiety experienced while painting count as said suffering?

3 comments:

Nils said...

Welcome to the Pit of Despair! Don’t even think—‹cough cough cough›—‹hack›. Don’eventhinkabouttryin’getout.”

mcoker said...

One of my favorite paintings by a friend came directly from turmoil and suffering. I bought it and it now resides in my living room. So I think it can be good :-)

http://phat32.com/photos/Arts_and_Crafts/1010611.JPG

sol said...

hmmm...

how can one not suffer despair or turmoil with our current state of affairs and the amount of (documented) genocide surrounding us? (I just finished reading the autobiography that the movie Hotel Rwanda portrayed.)