How to Be an Artist

“You must be open to critique but also develop an elephant skin. And remember that nothing anyone says to you about your work can be worse than the things you’ve already thought and said to yourself 100 times.”

There’s a LOT to sink your teeth into with this one.

New York Magazine’s senior art critic Jerry Saltz shares 33 rules to take you from being an amateur to a generational talent in this post about how to be an artist.

The rules include to know what you hate, understand that art is not just for looking at, and that art is a form of knowing yourself.

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