The Artists Identity Series: The Bohemian Artist Myth

The Artists Identity Series: The Bohemian Artist Myth

The Bohemian artist is one of the most romanticized ideals in the art world. Artists and creative types living carefree, unconventional lives, devoted to the idea of pure creativity, void of materialism. From Puccini’s opera, La Boheme, and its Broadway adaptation, Rent, to the movie Moulin Rouge, bohemian life is a celebrated theme.

But the joy and freedom portrayed are a myth.

No matter how you put it, such a lifestyle is deadly to your creativity and your spiritual life.

Join us as we examine this myth, and offer a more robust freedom to take its place:



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2 comments on “The Artists Identity Series: The Bohemian Artist Myth”

  1. Debra Moini Reply

    Well said, Joel!
    So many artists, myself included are confused by our culture and have a difficult time knowing how to take responsibility for their art and use it to help others. It’s a wonderful ideal to do my work as unto the Lord but it seems to fall apart when it hits the ground. I think it’s easy to let fear overtake us and immobilize us. I should be saying this is how I feel, but I know I’m not alone. I’m thankful for your voice that sets us straight and true. But the way through is not for the faint of heart. Or for a faint and distant call to use art to engage our culture. Today, for me at least, that time has passed. And yet, I’m still trying to listen to find something that may speak to someone. Thank you for you messages! I’m always encouraged. Debra Moini

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