The Easel

There’s a reason great artists are assholes

An explanation of bad behaviour, or just excuse-making? An “irrational career” in art requires an “eggs-in-one-basket type of person”. Often, the result is total self-obsession and a belief that one is on a “higher moral plane”. “Often, great art made by a bad person does more good for the world than the alternative … the pain they caused was an unfortunate byproduct of the masterpieces they left behind.”