Quote Originally Posted by David H. Bebbington
A curious conclusion to a posting which I would otherwise agree with!
Sorry, that was an abrupt about-face there, but I was recalling a particular mindset of some University student artists I met in my decade of University service who tended to feel less than successful if you are not shocked and outraged by their work. In the end, I wound-up being annoyed by their work because of the association with childish behavior and an inability to take praise!

Nothing like a sore winner, eh?

To balance that, I do know and have met many artists who are comfortable in their work and are interested in just about any reaction they cause; even boredom.