What makes an art piece special is the story that it tells

  • Book - Show Your WorkBook - Show Your Work

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    author: Austin Kleon
    title: Show your work! 10 ways to share your creativity and get discovered




    argues that what really draws humans to an art piece is the story it tells or the story behind it.
  • Storytelling gives art its meaning. Think about how forgery is not interesting to us even though it is a near replication of the original piece. We want to know what the author lived through while creating.
  • It makes sense to always briefly think about story structure when sharing a piece of your work
    • e.g. A character wants something, goes after it despite opposition and arrives at a win, a loss or a draw
  • Storytelling can be used effectively on social media to achieve When sharing something on social media, you always need to provide some form of valueWhen sharing something on social media, you always need to provide some form of value

    Think about how often you see stuff on social media that you do not care about. Selfies, Lunches, Lattes, Sunsets. If you want people to stick around and actually resonate with what you have to ...