More Pain = Better Art

French conceptual artist Amelia Gentleman believes that her best art comes from her lowest times. Particularly bad relationship break-ups have inspired her to create some of her best work.

“I had a project that I wanted to do when I split up with the last man that I was with, but the pain went before I had time to put together the idea. In a way it was very frustrating – there just wasn’t enough pain and I couldn’t continue to do the work once it was gone.”


She wouldn’t be alone in finding inspiration from misery. Think of Vincent, Egon Schiele, Munch, and a thousand other great artists from art history.

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Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.

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