5 Artist Books To Make Yourself Up-to-date with Art

Posted on March 11th, 2021 12:35 PM

Art is a seamless instinct and the least we can do is interpret and weave the emotions. Views and evaluations on a piece are a great way to acknowledge multiple opinions and contrast them with ours. Check out these famous art books and have an unusual approach to art this time and maybe you could even find a place in their perception, who knows? We have created a list of books that will help you with your overall development in bringing out the artist in you.

1. How to be an artist by Jerry Saltz

Pulitzer prize winner 2018 Jerry Saltz is a senior art critic at New York Magazine. His book how to be an artist has exercises to navigate the art world necessary to kickstart an artist’s routine. He has answered the toughest question ‘How to be an artist?’ in his book with just 170 pages. As Sister Corita Kent said, “The only rule is work. If you work, it will lead to something. It’s the people who do all of the work all the time who eventually catch onto things.”

2. Real Artists Don’t Starve By Jeff Goins

Now you know - How to be an artist but if you don’t know how to use that skill in the timeless strategies for thriving in the new creative era then it’s a waste! You have to have that full knowledge from how to start it, how to motivate yourself and inspire from the masters plus how to pursue it and take it till the end. His fresh and dynamic voice will inspire you to produce the best outcome possible. He has laid a long & drawn-out explanation of some principles that range from common sense to potentially eye-opening.

3. My Art, My Life An Autobiography: A novel by Diego Rivera and Gladys March 

A rich revealing insight inside the mind of the 20th century most ambitious painter - Diego Rivera. Written by Gladys March; she spent several months with the painter, collecting and interpreting his personal life and thoughts on being an artist. You will get to know how he revolutionized modern mural paintings. Unfolding his rebellious life to his personal life; there’s a lot of exciting material in it. 

4. The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí by Salvador Dalí , Haakon Chevalier (Translator)

You’ll be surprised to see his art & writing style -  a man with a tongue of genius. Salvador Dali is still praised for the subconscious imagery he defined in his paintings. Get into the life of the most influential artist narrated by himself. As an artist; one must read about the in-depth life of an inspirational artist. 

5. Interviews With Francis Bacon by David Sylvester

Bacon’s obsessive thinking about how to remake the human form in paint finds a unique expression in his encounters with the distinguished art writer David Sylvester over a period of twenty-five years. In these masterfully and creatively reconstructed interviews, Sylvester provided unparalleled access to the thought, work, and life of one of the creative geniuses of the twentieth century.


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