Do famous artists feel weird looking back at some of their older artwork? Looking back at some of my college artworks, I realize how crappy they are. Even though I archive all my old work, there are pieces that don’t deserve to be archived.
When it comes to famous artists, it seems that everyone has a respect for the artist’s entire genre of work, but does the artist have the same respect for his/her old work? I’d say most artists are more critical of their older work.
Rhythm was a key theme for me in art school (mentioned in the last paragraph of my BFA honors thesis). I still love the concept to this day, however some of my artworks in this theme fall flat. “Rhythm of Creative Preservation” (shown above) has a nice concept of how are things preserved, how does rhythm play a role in preservation? But the execution is quite awful.
One of these days I’ll make a collection of my artworks on rhythm and do a larger analysis–of both the good and bad pieces.
At least you were experimenting
Yeah, that’s true. It was fun experimenting. And that’s what a lot of college is about.