06/24/2006: "Art School Confidential"
Tonight a friend and I went to Art School Confidential. I have been waiting to see this for a long time so maybe my expectations were too high...I'm surprised I didn't love it more. It had some funny parts and may hit a little too close to home for those of us who've been to art school...god, I'm glad I'll never have to sit through another critique again for the rest of my life!
It satirized how arbitrary success in the art world can be, and asked questions about whether an artistís personal life should affect the value of their work. I liked it but overall I'd say wait for the DVD.
Whenever I see people drawing or painting, it makes me want to draw and paint. I came home tonight and continued working on my dadís painting. So far itís just a base coat, but I think it will be close to what heís hoping for.
Oh, one more thing about the film, they showed how desperate artists get to make it big, and it was nice to realize that although I still feel driven to create art (and I have a healthy desire to sell and exhibit) I donít feel that same hysterical sense of panic I used to have that I wasnít going to ďmake itĒ as an artist. Maybe my perception of ďmaking itĒ has changed, but I realized that for me I'm exactly where I want to be! I'm curious, do others of you feel comfortable in where you're at with your careers (and not just artists, but anyone who's dreamed of hitting the big time)? Am I just deluding myself? Is there really a difference between contentment and just lowered expectations?