Engaging stories about legendary artists and inspiring advice to help you make better art. To do this, each episode focuses on legendary, and unknown artists, reviews their lives to uncover opportunities, the artist, have to gain from their successes or failures.
In this show, we will be examining a recent article written by Pulitzer prize winning art critic Jerry Saltz. I will get into Jerry’s backstory in a moment, as I believe it is what gives Jerry the street cred to be able to write an article that lays bare the rules, he deems to be essential to making in as an artist in today’s climate.
In this episode we will hear about how the liberal use of obscenity laws and the actions of religious backed social groups impacted the world of art at several points in recent history. We will hear how artists were singled out, attacked and in some cases dragged through the courts for decades all in an attempt to silence their voice and remove their art from public viewing. Under the guise of morality, we have seen time and time again that those in power have abused the laws in order to protect some outdated, unrealistic and ultimately fraudulent social experiment
In this episode, we will take a look at how two artists who were plagued by internal afflictions so severe that their very life paths were permanently altered. And while this episode will talk about negative emotions and painful events, I want to assure you that both of these creatives found a way through these dark times, to produce work far superior to what they had done prior.