Rethinking the Idea of the ‘Starving Artist’

Ana Brdar explores rethinking the Idea of the 'Starving Artist'. The concept of a passionate, yet unrecognized artist, one who rejects material goods and “bourgeois” lifestyle in fear of compromising their artistic integrity, is neither new nor unfamiliar. In fact, the origins of this phrase can be traced back to La Vie de Bohème, a 19th-century novel by the French author Henri Murger,…
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