There are many ways to view criticism. The task that artists must take on when they finish a piece of work is to be able to deal with the disappointing responses that come from their critics and to not let them dampen their spirits, to continue to create, especially, when they are doing the very best that they can.
Criticism can be viewed many ways – Here are just a few to consider:
Denigration – scorn and disrespect
Lack of praise or appreciation – disdain over numerous attempts
Poor evaluation – another’s assessment of one’s artistic results
Critique of one’s work – appraisal of one’s efforts
Unsolicited comments – unwelcome remarks
Analytical analysis – methodical reasoning
Progress report – ongoing opinions
Disparagement – belittling of work or harsh ridicule
Censure – reproach for efforts made
Deduction – inference
Criticism is merely that, a way that people interpret an artist’s efforts to meet his or her imaginative goals. Overly critical observers cast dispersion on what the artist does based on their opinions of the his or her work. Some people are better at evaluating an artist’s vision than others, but in any case, whatever comments are made they are subjective and remain subjective until the artist chooses to invite them to be anything more than someone else’s truth.
I have never met an artist that would prefer to be deprecated rather than fully appreciated. I personally see little value in attacking someone else’s art because doing so might interfere with their intuitive attempts at creativity, and that is not what I want to do with an artist who has the daring to put something out into the world with his or her signature on it.
Artists are creators of art, they are individuals who produce and initiate things that are unique and different unto them. I, for one, do not expect them to be performers as such, although a few of them are at times, equally as adept at being one-of-a-kind, personalities.
Many artists tend to dress, speak or act out their art; their outrageous behavior is what makes them even more intriguing, which I believe is what encourages them to be so outlandish and eccentric.
5 Ways How to Survive a Slight
Self-control – Aim for A Responsive Reaction, use it to Build a Creative Foundation
Build a Support Platform that Connects you with People who Naturally Admire your Creative Nature
Be Your Own Work of Art – See Everything Else As Just an Extension of Who You Are
Let Your Projects be Your Reward – Make the Process More Important than the Outcome
Open Up to Other People’s Opinions and Recognize Them for Just What They Are – Just That!
Others Views on the Subject –
Handling Criticism Phobia –
Overcoming Phobias including reacting to unfair criticism
Coping with Infuriating, Mean and Critical People
Breaking the Cycle – how to respond to overly critical people
Why are some people overly critical
Read Full Post »