The Easel

How to Be an Artist

Ostensibly aimed at artists, much of this piece is also interesting to those who only look. Five of Saltz’s tips for being an artist: “Proficiency and dexterity are only as good as what you do with them.” “An object should express ideas [that] should be easy to understand.” “Learn the difference between subject matter and content.” “Find your own voice.” “All art is subjective.”