Critics vs. Artists

It’s incredibly easy to look at the work of others and find mistakes, faults and problems. Every work has holes and faults and every artist makes mistakes.

But are these mistakes really what matters? Should we be focusing on mistakes and errors? Or is the conveyed idea more important? Should we even be judging the work of others?

We probably shouldn’t, but still… we always do.

And the reason for that is quite simple. It’s easy to criticize. But it’s hard to create the art by yourself (with or without all the aforementioned mistakes).

That’s exactly why we have more critics than artists and that’s exactly why we need more artists than critics.

2 Inspiring Comments

  1. Wise words, Zoran. I couldn’t agree more. It’s always more satisfying to create than consume anyways.

    “No one ever erected a statue to a critic”
    — Werner Ehrhart

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