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Kristen Danelle 's comment on Confidence Part 2

Kristen Danelle
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Van Gogh only sold one painting while he was living, never lowering his prices. I believe this displayed some type of confidence in his work.

Many great artist have suffered from some type of mania and/or depression. One can actually be more confident when in a "manic state", quicker to attain goals. Often times, the brisance of a "depressed state" can result in a masterpiece.

Although the artist may not wish to revisit this state, the confidence often lies in the final product.

"Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion." -Vincent Van Gogh



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