Vivian Maier and Understanding an Artist’s Desire to Hide Their Talent

Kephra Rubin

Vivian Maier Hid Her Amazing Artwork From the World, but Why? Vivian Maier Hid Her Amazing Artwork From the World, but Why?

Vivian Maier and Understanding an Artist’s Desire to Hide Their Talent

Vivian Maier is an artist whose work was recently discovered. Many close to her did not know she was a photographer. Why did she hide her art? Who can say for certain, but as an artist who has struggled with expressing his own art, here is one perspective on why artists hide their talent.

To understand a true artist, you have to understand pain, you have to let it inside you. True artists are intuitive creatures, people who are so connected to the world that its pain is felt in their own soul. They are tortured and bear burdens no one should have to bear, because someone has to pay for the horrible things of life.

Yet, within that chasm lies an outstretched hand. It is a part…

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