Its a persons choice to choose art as a career . Moreover an artist is heavily benifited financially . Art devalops a feeling of happiness and love , especially towards nature . You are appreciated by everyone and thats a good sense of artistic nature . Develops humanity . Thank you..........
A career is about:
1) making money to live
2) Doing something you enjoy
Many people make tons of money, but hate what they do and are secretly miserable. Are they really successful? Many are not rich, but make enough to live on and love their careers.
If you're an art critic, someone pays you to do it, and you enjoy it, then congratulations, you're successful!
Yes, becoming an art critic can be considered having a successful career, just as much as any other career could be considered being successful. However there are likely much fewer job openings in this field, but people do have the opportunity to have a successful by being an art critic.
There are some people, but very few, who have made a successful career of being an art critic. I believe for those interested in the field it can be very rewarding, so I would consider it a successful career to follow. I don't think career success can be solely based on an outsiders perspective however.
People that are drawn to the art world usually define success as finding a form of fulfillment instead of more conventional definitions of wealth or accolades. Art critiquing not only sorts out works of art for a person’s and groups tastes, either good or bad, but also places themselves in the position of experiencing art, even something that does not please them. Whether or not a critic is an artist outright is another debate, but the mindset that accompanies a person that appreciates art is most often of the higher ‘being there for an experience’ or ‘gaining success through variety’. Many art critics choose a specific type of art, be it performing or fine, to focus on and then study criteria and develop their own taste (much the same way an artist perfects their own particular style within their type and genre) before standing before a crowd and professing their opinions and thoughts to crowds around the world. Even by human standards this is a successful career as these people have usually overcome the greatest human fear of all which, while it usually manifests as glossophobia or fear of public speaking, is simply fear of one’s opinions being rejected. In fact, these fears even outweigh the natural thanatophobia or fear of death in the human psyche. In that sense, art critics sample a smorgasbord of amazing and terrible works of art whether new and original or vintage as well as gather courage in their own unique style to deliver the end result of their thoughts and feelings to the rest of us. Success is measured individually, but if we all agree that success itself is achieved if the individual feels that they have peaked according to their own criteria, then surely being an art critic is not merely a successful career, but a tremendously satisfying one as well!
Just because one writes and examines the works of artists and informs the public about new shows does not mean that one is a failure career-wise. There are many benefits a great art critic to society and being articulate and entertaining to others is no reason to presume that one has been a career failure.
No, being an art critic is not a successful career, because there are very little job for art critics that pay very well. Art critics are plentiful, and there is more supply than there is demand. Also, what art is good is in the eye of the beholder, and a person's opinion is only as good as the person who is giving it.