Artists and social isolation!
Posted May 08, 2010
In the course of helping a friend with research for a project, I came across this study in the achievement of excellence in a discipline. This section JUMPED out at me and made me laugh--not only because I immediately identified with the first sentence, but I also laugh at the irony of our situation! "Getzels and Csikszentmihalyi(1976) found that most artists were drawn to painting because it allowed social isolation. However, aspiring painters have to promote social relations with art dea...