Updated: Feb 7
The best way to learn anything in this world is to submerge yourself in the land of books, and what better way exists to fall in love with art than this?
Here are 10 beautiful books you really need to get hold of if you are an artist!
POCKET FRIDA KAHLO WISDOM
( AUTHOR : HARDIE GRANT )
Frida Kahlo was one of the most loved artist of her times and is still an inspiration to many. Written by Hardie Grant, this book holds wonderful and inspirational quotes and words which will move mountains in your artistic soul. As an artist who loves to get bouts of inspiration from such legendary artists, this is the best pick for you.
THE BUSINESS OF BEING AN ARTIST
( AUTHOR : DANIEL GRANT )
The words artist and business together are a very obvious way of telling what this book is all about. For artists who need to gain an insight as to how to market and sell your artwork, and all the tips and tricks required to be a successful artist, this is the guide that will set you through and forward.
THE CREATIVE HABIT : LEARN IT AND USE IT FOR LIFE
( AUTHOR : TWYLA THARP )
For the creative minds, this book comes from the author's own experience of developing creative skills and maintaining them for life. The pieces of advice in the book written by Twyla Tharp are really helpful for those who need to find their creative escape!
SHOW YOUR WORK
( AUTHOR : AUSTIN KLEON )
The book tells you how to discover your creativity and explore new forms of it. It also provides you an insight into the ways of being recognized as an artist. From developing your skills to getting in the marketing line, from being acquainted with artistic knowledge to being a part of the community, this book tells you everything.
ART AND FEAR
(AUTHOR : DAVID BAYLES AND TED ORLAND)
Art and fear, just like the name, relates to every single artist and all of their fears and insecurities. This book not only connects you to the problem other artists face too, but also leads you to their solutions and ways to handle all your worries. Connecting all the dots, you will know the real side of being an artist too.
THE ARTIST'S GUIDE
(AUTHOR : JACKIE BATTENFIELD)
The artist's guide: How to make a living doing what you love, is a book that proves to be of great help and guidance to all the artists out there who want to build a career out of their skills and put them out there in the world as professional work.
(AUTHOR : DANIELLE KRYSA)
Facing a creative block and being stuck in it uncomfortably is something every artist has faced sometime or the other, and these are the times when you need inspiration the most. This book does exactly that! With colorful pictures of artworks of all kinds, this is all you need to find your creative escape back again.
THE ART SPIRIT
(AUTHOR : ROBERT HENRI)
This volume brings you history of art, musings and all the experiences and learning of the famous American painter Robert Henri. Compiled by his pupil, it gives you an insight into the world of art through the eyes of the famous artist, and his ideas on the subject.
DESIGN AS ART
(AUTHOR : BRUNO MUNARI)
The book, written by Bruno Munari takes you into the real world but with a view that's upside down. Filled with illustrations, it does not only talk about artistic skills of hand but the artistic skills of mind. It allows you to look at the everyday objects and ordinary things with the lens of art, and discover creativity in things no one can think of.
(AUTHOR : AUSTIN KLEON)
Keep going : 10 ways to stay creative in good times and bad, is another book by the author Austin Kleon which is filled with comics, pictures, illustrations and quotes, giving 10 basic tips to keep in mind as an artist. It contains all the positive affirmations an artist would need, to, exactly what the book says, keep going!