We have all heard the term "starving artist", but what "life experiences" mold the personality and mental ability to create a work of art. Many artists have both good and bad life experiences, with some a more tragic life than others. It always seems to me that artist's with a harder life which includes great suffering can often times yield better work. I use the term "better", in that there seems to be more "feeling" and "emotion" in the work of these particular artists. I don't mean "better" in terms of "technical drawing ability". Alot of artists already have that. But rather a sense of tragedy and emotion that one feels when viewing their work. However, that is not to say that "suffering" is the only source for yielding emotion in one's work. Some artists live a very vibrant life with a strong personality that can come across in their work as well. As a whole, I think an artist's work is very much shaped by their life and how they live it.
Author: Karen Kroplinski, Artist
I am the author of this blog and I am here to write my day to day thoughts and inspirations concerning my art. I will try to give you an update on what I am doing and what I am thinking regarding the creation of my artwork......and perhaps a few tidbits on other things happening in my life.