★★★★ ☐ The publisher has provided a copy for review.
If you've ever wondered why artists create - and why their vision and drive is unique, here's an eye opener. Gompentz, an experienced critic and art writer, examines the traits of successful artists - past and present.
The 10 chapters kept my attention and gave new understanding on diverse subjects like: understanding failure as experiment, enterprise and entrepreneurship, curiosity and invention, and more.
I found his views fascinating and educational. Is every artist an enterpreneur? A go-getter? Disciplined? No, obviously there's a lot of luck in being at the right place at the right time with your voice or paintbrush ...
but the broad ideas of success in the arts will be an inspiration and perhaps motivator for those seeking expressing (or a career) in the arts.
Worth reading and exploring.