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“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.”
― Pablo Picasso

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

This is a brilliant book. It nails the barriers to becoming the best, most productive artist you could hope to be.

Steven Pressfield wrote the epic golf saga, a metaphor for all struggles through the ages. The Legend of Bagger Vance echoes the stories of all battles.

I heard in Bagger Vance the same scale of time as we get in George C. Scott’s portrayal of Patton.

In the movie, Patton takes a side trip in Sicily, stops the Jeep and gets out. He describes the ancient Battle of Zama, stating to his second in command, General Omar Bradley, that he was there.

Pressfield grabs and writes a story around that same cosmic sense of timeless struggle in “Bagger Vance”. He handles the ongoing and eternal struggle of an artist against the artist’s and the universe’s barriers to creativity in The War of Art.

There are some books I come back to, because as I grow and change they are growing and changing with me – this is one of those.

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