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One does not have to be sleazy to succeed. One can have class, character and produce great art, while still be able to make decent money out of the endeavour.
Money buys us time and space to create another beautiful piece of art.
“The artist has a duty to find an adequate expression to convey it to as many souls as possible.”
Creative artists, in dance, art or music are often commercialized to the hilt. Some argue that the purity of creations is tainted if the end goal is to amass many followers or to earn lots of money. Art, according to them, should just be for art’s sake.
The truth is somewhere in the middle, and one can take note of the myths about being creative, to avoid being a ‘starving artist’ for life.
In the book ‘Real Artists Don’t Starve’, the author (Jeff Goins) states that art does not have to be obscure and hidden to be beautiful.
Artists who are ‘starving’ but really good are mostly caricatures and have little do do with the real world, where they come from all kinds of income groups and backgrounds.
True artists try to shun any self-promotion, which looks sleazy to them, and because they see bad artists exploiting it. One has to understand that marketing is an important tool, and is not inherently evil.
A good piece of art needs the desired audience, which becomes the artist's responsibility.
The Ego is a confusing paradox. Many are in agreement that ego was bad, that it destroyed creativity and happiness, that they knew plenty of toxic egomaniacs who had wrecked themselves. But they still think Ego is important.
The true meaning of the word 'Genius' has been lost in translation in history.
Nowadays it is referred and related to 'achievement', which was not the original meaning. Real genius people inspire and awe others, as they have special, almost divine abilities.
The work of top creatives follows a consistent pattern and routine:
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