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Forewordby techgnotic


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If the severely acne-scarred face and coarse exterior brought on by his alcoholic and depressed life was the book cover of his being, then Charles was the ultimate book that could not be judged by its cover.







The exquisite collection that was this everyman artist’s art consisted of thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels—mostly all wrenchingly autobiographical, mostly all about moments of epiphany and grace in an otherwise miserable and unhappy existence. The perfect explication of the common man's deepest truth; it's not easy to be here.


Unvarnished and brutal blunt force trauma underlined with hope, beauty, longing, and love.




Therein lies the power of his poetry and his prose that strikes to the very soul of the reader that allows his legendary cruelties toward the people in his life and his many general misdeeds to be mostly forgiven—a price worth paying in light of the beauty of his words in those moments when his artistry transcended the ugliness beaten into his heart by an abusive father. A small but loyal fan base has grown up around his poetry and novels. A bourbon-soaked slice of his life was portrayed by Mickey Rourke in “Barfly.” But his works remain just beneath the popular radar, a treasure chest of sparkling gems that remain to this day hard to sell, victims of the stained brown bag packaging they were first delivered in.









About Artists on Writers


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Writers will always find inspiration in the visions of artists, always feeling compelled to tell the stories behind the moments captured in artists’ unforgettable images,




Just as,




Artists will always find inspiration in the words of writers, always feeling compelled to lend visual reality and habitat to the characters described in the scribe’s haunting words.















A Quote From Charles Bukowski


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“Find what you love and let it kill you.”
— Charles Bukowski










Quotes from BUKOWSKI


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“You have to die a few times before you can really live.”










“Bad taste creates many more millionaires than good taste.”










“Poetry is what happens when nothing else can.”











Bluebird


by Charles Bukowski

There's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out
but I'm too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I'm not going to let anybody see you.



There's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out
but I pour whiskey on him and inhale cigarette smoke
and the whores and the bartenders and the grocery clerks
never know that he's in there.



There's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out
but I'm too tough for him,
I say, stay down, do you want to mess me up?
You want to screw up the works?
You want to blow my book sales in Europe?



There's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out
but I'm too clever,
I only let him out at night sometimes when everybody's asleep.
I say, I know that you're there,
so don't be sad.



Then I put him back,
but he's singing a little in there,
I haven't quite let him die
and we sleep together like that with our secret pact
and it's nice enough to make a man weep,
but I don't weep, do you?












Oh Yes


by Charles Bukowski

There are worse things than being alone,
but it often takes decades to realize this
and most often when you do
it's too late
and there's nothing worse
than too late.










Alone With Everybody


by Charles Bukowski




The flesh covers the bone
and they put a mind in there
and sometimes a soul,
and the women break
vases against the walls
and the men drink too much
and nobody finds the one


But keep looking
crawling in and out of beds.

Flesh covers the bone and the
flesh searches for more than flesh.


There's no chance at all:
we are all trapped by a singular fate.






Nody ever finds the one.


The city dumps fill
the junkyards fill
the madhouses fill
the hospitals fill
the graveyards fill


Nothing else fills.
















What Bothers Them Most


excerpt by Charles Bukowski

They simply never understand,
do they,
that sometimes solitude is
one of the most beautiful things
on earth?













Quotes from BUKOWSKI


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“Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.”










“You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.”










“An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.”












Questions For the Reader


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  1. Does an artist’s life story necessarily serve as an element of his or her art?  Can you even try to separate the work from the life of the artist?
  2. Does “real” artistic commitment require excesses and the testing of boundaries in the real-time of your own life experience?
  3. In your experience has your art been affected by the way you conduct your life?
  4. Can the actions of an artist be so negative as to dismiss all of the artist’s work?  For example, Ezra Pound a poet who embraced fascism or Leni Riefenstahl who made infamous and some say brilliant propaganda films for the Nazis.







Research & Curation


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Writers will always find inspiration in the visions of artists, always feeling compelled to tell the stories behind the moments captured in artists’ unforgettable images, just as, artists will always find inspiration in the words of writers, always feeling compelled to lend visual reality and habitat to the characters described in the scribe’s haunting words.

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dongzhongshu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Nicely done.

I saw him read once, in Vancouver. Must have been in the early seventies. The only other major poet I'd ever seen read at that time was Margaret Atwood, who resembles a sparrow more than anything else, so he was a bit of a shock. He seemed to be almost inviting the audience to look down on him: slouched into a pile of old clothes on the stage, finishing off a couple of bottles of red wine and then throwing the empties into the crowd (quite a scramble for them), telling stories of little old ladies in prim suburbs who had the front teeth of their poodles removed, the better for the dogs to perform oral sex on them. But nothing he did erased, or even affected, the impression his poetry made. He was fascinating.

It's a sad memory, because I was dragged there by a free spirit, a woman I knew who was making a long, slow, and apparently successful recovery from mental illness. A year or two later, she walked out of her apartment one summer day and has never been seen since. She would have loved DA. Good night, Linda.

When I began to write, insofar as it can be said I write at all, I noticed after a while that most of my stories were about relationships that didn't end that way.
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eddstubb Featured By Owner Edited Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BTW- I 'd like to clear up a misconception about the inscription On Hank's tombstone. After his life information on the tombstone  there is a quote " Don't Try". Many think this message means life isn't worth the effort, become a drunk and do nothing.  It doesn't." Don't try" was Hank's answer to a young person asking him ," What does  it take to become a great writer" Hank's , " Don't Try" meant simply just write from your heart and don't let thoughts of being great consume you.
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eddstubb Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great and inspiring  journal, thank you. " Hank" has been my favorite writer since the 80's with my favorite book being " Post Office"  My favorite artist of all time is RCrumb so you can imagine I own Hank's and Robert's collaborations including , " Bring Me your Love". Allow me to offer something I bet no one outside of Sean Penn and myself know. Sean Penn and Johnny Depp are huge Bukowski fans . As a matter of fact Sean Penn was slated to play Hank in " Barfly" before they used Mickey Rourke.  In Sean Penn's awesome movie, " Into the Wild "  Supertramp travels to LA's skid row and is overwhelmed by what he finds there. Right before he leaves there is a very poignant scene of Supertramp sitting next to the freeway. If you look at the sign above the highway you can clearly see the sign reads " San Pedro" Which is where Bukowski lived and is buried. Hank was known as the poet laureate of Skid Row and I have no doubt the scene was an ode to him.
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Duibhir12 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You Artists on Writers! Found this article at the right time...
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standbythebody Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student General Artist
I was just thinking about how I hadn't read Bukowski in some time so I'm glad I've stumbled across this. The structure of this is very great and I love the images alongside it all.

1) I've tried to separate Bukowski's work from his life and some of it intertwines so much, but I'm often sat wondering which are real, which are exaggerated and which are purely fiction. It's hard to tell with him sometimes.
2) I wouldn't say “real” artistic commitment is for everyone. Some people make great art derived from their own experiences, some don't.
3) In my experience, yes, I've wrote poetry and created art which are directly from my experiences and how I've lived my life.
4) You're allowed to appreciate an artists work, it doesn't mean you have to respect that artist. Many musicians, poets and artists are horrible, horrible people but they've produced lovely pieces.
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dracolychee Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
1. Live serves as an element of art inevitably. It does not necessarily serve as the source though. Prove are the countless brilliant movies and games - and also other artwork for which is it harder to say - that have been made because someone wanted to make a great game around a great idea, and not because they had a weird life story.

2. No, no, and no. See above. Alo, that would make for terrible boring art with low diversity. In my writer's group we say, don't write just what bothered you last evening. Even if you put elf ears on it, it will be whining about your feelies and not dedication to the text.

3. See #1. I deal in my art with topics that are beyond anything I ever want to experience. And I'm a pretty positive person who often draws curious looks from people who did not expect to read things out of the darkests pits of mankind from me.

4. Depends on the individual. "Infamous" an "brilliant" do not contradict each other. After all, their work is still a great source for historically interested people who manage to see it in context and not as an advertisement.
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Ex0rtus Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work!
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LiamSharp Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional Artist
  1. Does an artist’s life story necessarily serve as an element of his or her art?  Can you even try to separate the work from the life of the artist?

You can, but you shouldn't. Lots of not-very-good writers base their writing on what they have read - this is particularly true in comics. The best writing comes from what you live, what you love and what you learn.

Does “real” artistic commitment require excesses and the testing of boundaries in the real-time of your own life experience?


No. That's making an excuse to behave badly. But you should be prepared to test your own boundaries, and you shouldn't believe everything you hear or see.

In your experience has your art been affected by the way you conduct your life?

Yes. 100%.


Can the actions of an artist be so negative as to dismiss all of the artist’s work?  For example, Ezra Pound a poet who embraced fascism or Leni Riefenstahl who made infamous and some say brilliant propaganda films for the Nazis.

It has to be subjective. I would understand a jew not taking to Wagner for instance. But if you can remove subjectivity and be objective, then more power to you.

And in the spirit of Bukowski - there's some incredible poetry popping up in the motion book section on dA, supported by some wonderful art:

IS SHE AVAILABLE? v.2 by EvanLimberger

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Romeoviscious Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Chuk The Buk made it ok to secretly think once in a while going number 2, a really good one, beats a sunset walk on the beach.
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FlayerOfTheMoon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Thank you for introducing me to Charles Bukowski. 
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ChoirOfLeaves Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bukowski rocks!
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LoshaG Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent article!  :)  I have seen snippets of Bukowski's work in the past but after reading this compilation, he's now getting added to my "Must Read" list.
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raspberrynight56888 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Student General Artist
I love bukowski! My favorite ppoem of his is "genius of the crowd"
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AgileRhino Featured By Owner Edited Nov 4, 2014
From the second I read this quote I knew I would read the entire book before long: 

"How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 6:30 a.m. by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed... and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so?” 

Factotum, of course. 

Charles Bukowski, thank you for saying what so many think but who hear nothing from the happy slaves all around us other than, "Yuh godda WORK! for uh LIVING!!! Grunt, grunt ooh ooh ah ah!" if we dare suggest we're only half living. 
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"If you're losing yr. soul and you know it, then you still have a soul left to lose."
-Charles Bukowski
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RazerPony Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
"find what you love and let it kill you" - holy shit that quote is deep
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hell-on-a-stick Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Writer
1. At times, the artist's story interferes with the understanding of the work...especially if the work is an escape. Some artists live their work, can you separate the mind of Michelangelo from his chapel frescoes? If you knew nothing of him, would the work be somehow lessened? Bukowski said that the drinking and the horses and the whores were all inseparable. I think that at times the artist is separate from his work, and his life cannot reflect what the work is. Buk also said that there are those among us whose very existence is their truest art. 

2. Real artistic commitment. Real commitment tests the boundaries of your world. Commitment, seizes your will and takes you for a ride down streets you'd never have known without it. So..yes, but excess is very subjective, what some might call excessive for one, is only a morning ride through a familiar place. 

3. What I do, in terms of music or writing or photography is definitely influenced by how I conduct my life. I look always for the golden moment, or i wander roads of memory, in order to transport myself back, or away. I've tried working myself to death to find out why, why it happens that some do, or i've tried to drown in excesses of the senses, vertigos, rages, miseries, to see, to know...but i don't imagine that this sort of thing is what others must do, only what I must do. 

4. Lots of people would probably point to Buk, or Ginsberg, Burroughs, Hemingway or a host of others...Genius seems to want extremes, the pendulum always firing its arc distantly, not pausing in the center, but propelled by inertia of that great glowing Idea that comes...I wonder if ordinary people, work-a-day people's lives were scrutinized in the same way, would their passions, loves, griefs have any merit?  Or would we then just be called to a greater accountability yet?
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vezun Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
great idea for a series.  great article.  keep it up guys!
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doubleyah Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014   General Artist
Bukowski is what they call a 'dirty realist'. It compares to a visual artist who is a realist. It is an artist who paints or draws what is in front of them without judgement. Bukowski was without judgement, especially of himself. I think that is where he drew his power for writing. Something is neither good or bad. As humans we are always seeking pleasure. We don't need to lie about that.
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techgnotic Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Wonderful comment. Thank you for taking the time to share it with everyone.
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doubleyah Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014   General Artist
My favorite quote was actually one of his titles: "Love is a Dog from Hell". You don't even have to read the book to know it's truth.
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carmennge Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your journals are amazing... really powerful and makes me think a lot... I never really appreciate Bukowski until I read your journal. :) So, thank you. 

And yes to Question 3 for sure... when life is hard, my poetry becomes easier to write but a lot harder to read when I am done. 
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seekerspirit Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
With all the consideration that art is like putting a part of your soul into something I think we can all agree that one simply does not exist without another. However, contrary to the popular belief that one, if he/she wishes to be an artist, must live a tormented tragic solitary life, an artist can be anyone who desires to be one. Life does not determine the quality of the work, but cannot just be ignored.
2. I personally believe that there is neither ‘real artistic commitment’ nor a ‘fake’ one. There are just expressions of the soul and mind of a person.
3. Yes, since people do think and have feelings, it would be ridiculous to say that one’s art is not connected to the way one lives.
4. Even though a person approves or disapproves the actions and beliefs of an artist, the fact that it is good or bad should not rely only on that matter. Is every woman that wears Chanel a Nazi psycho like Coco was? No. Art should not be judged because of its creator. The best one could do is look at it objectively apart from its creator and judge it only based its quality.

I just have to say to the authors of this article that it was refreshing, brilliant and really makes you think about the relationships between an artist and the world. I congratulate you for writing it.

P.S. I'm sorry if anyone feels offended or attacked by my comment. That was not my intention.
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artistnut64 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
I can state as an as both an artist and a writer. You want the reader to peer into.your mind see what you visualize at the point when you are depicting art or writing poetry,short as well as long stories. No matter whom the genre is. That coming from within your heart integrated into art. Another form of communication in itself.Writing is.the assistant to the art creating life through vision.
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VicDillinger Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

This was an AMAZING way to present Bukowski.  I really liked the contextual artworks interspersed with his quotes and poetry.  The compilers here did a wonderful job.  A very enjoyable read!

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techgnotic Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Thank you. So glad you enjoyed the article.  Pablo Neruda is up next!
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LongCoolWomanInBlack Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013   Artist
Once 'Art' is released to the public the author largely loses ownership. The art will be and must be colored by the context of the individual to a lesser extent the artist. This subject is jejune snd does not merit further commentary.

I believe art forces us to face ideas which when we critique what is being done by ourselves we are often faced with challenging our assumptions if we are honest. Excesses like Gide, Huysmans?

My life has been affected by my art. I do not mean the trash I put on DA.

My dilemma is looking at Heidegger after his support for the Nazis. Riefenstal makes me sick. Is there nothing inherently revolting about a Nazi propaganda film. Nazis just make me wish I was one of my grand uncles holding a Garand aiming and firing until the stripper clip pops out.
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joem207 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
buk, inprisoned in gulag america, points the way for other tortured souls to flee
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chrismarie34 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love it thanks :)
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brooksfromtheice Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Yes. I really do wish that I could write better than I can.
I am particularly interested in Japanese Anime and if anyone out there could give me some pointers, it would be most welcome.
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gracefuldemon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Writer
I was not familiar with Bukowski's work (I don't read poetry much) but now I am enchanted.
Thank you so much for this.

Let me see if I can answer at least one of those questions...

:bulletblack: 1. Artists are funny people, you know? If you separate art from its artist then you'll have an empty person, because we are what we do, and we do it so passionately and completely that it becomes who we are soon after we start writing the first line (or drawing it). I say, you surely can separate an artist from his or her art, but why would anyone do that? Being an artist is more a personality trait than it is a job.

:bulletblack: 2. Being an artist requires imagination. I write about things I've never experienced and have only read about, but I confess that experiencing a moment of strong emotions is one of the most educational and helpful things in my life. So, all you really need is imagination, but if you have experienced what you're writing... it is more painful to write about.
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brwarren Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
so good to see 'the Buk' being read. a friend turned me on to him long long ago and i've enjoyed him ever since. he was kind of a kindred soul then and even now.
Once he got done bitching about how trite this presentation is i'm sure he would have gone back to wherever his rented room was at the moment, pour a drink into a dirty glass and say to himself and his bluebird - " damn, they're listening."
really well done and moving. another reason to appreciate DA.
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Ru1n3d Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful, chilling and truthful all gnarled up into one magnificent tree. Bukowski is a legend
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RJTrinket Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When basic daily rationality and self-perservation are forced to redraw from the mind of the artist/ creator or muscian such inbred incestious art expression become distructive. Dark negative pain becomes the artist ultimate deadly muse and they become one self-distructive entity... their only escape from this painful creative force is death. Too many good or great artist commit suicide, because they let this dark negative force take them over. Just as we train our fingers to draw and paint and our mind to compose words or music we need to train our mind to use the constructive creative force properly and always seek the light. It's not necessary to be so painfully artistic... that we suddenly cease to be alive!
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MizaelTengu Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
I love Bukowski
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Crown-Heart Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is simply one of the most amazing articles I've read in a long time, and the design is just so beautiful. :love:
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Sulix Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Awesome! The choice of art and poetry was quite good and quotes inspiring. I had heard of him, but haven't read anything -yet-, which I'm fixing right away... thanks for such an inspiring article.
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kendrug Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find it fascinating discovering the story within the images.
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mundo1661 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
DOPE
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DanteDepth Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing, loving this series so far. PLEASE keep it up.
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MoreThanKarisma Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your taste in everything. Marry me.
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Deviant666-AJ Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Interface Designer
his beautiful words used in the levis go forth commercial ar d best :peace:
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twistedwinds Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
1. Yes it can. But sometimes it's not their life story, but what they take from it. To be honest, anything could inspire an artist's work or contribute to it. So their life story could be a contributing element, or not at all, if they so choose.
2. Real artistic commitment does require you to push your boundaries, but it's the same yardstick of quality for any other field. Whether it requires excesses depends wholly on the personality of each individual, and even whether life experience requires excess. Sometimes you don't have to push yourself into excess in real life, so long as you can continue to challenge yourself mentally or improve, skill-wise.
3. No.
4. No, because even though the artist's message might be negative, their message offers insight into their personality, their voice and thoughts. These thoughts might be offensive, but that doesn't make them less interesting.

Great article, by the way. Love Charles Bukowski!
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Some answers about the questions above outlined below. Becasue I am not an expert of writing such answers so, I mixed all of them to generate a total concept from your questions....
Poeple are collect some memories to create a kind of personal memory from expriences of their life style and their personal life story. If a man lives on the mountain then genarally he/ she creates a kind of music of winds blowing on that mountains, not the gentle waves are reaching to the shore. Some of us are very skilful to transfer such feelings. And most of them are using their methods to transfer that ideas. Some uses music, some uses drawing some uses writing and some of them are just capturing photographs. We call their creations as art...If we focus just one kind of art then we can say some of us are so successful to transfer their memoreis to us but some of them are more successful to trasfer them if we compare them with others. Sowe call them bigger artists...And if we look to their creations we can explore that big artists are obtaining the concepts to impress many subjective things. A flying seagul can remind as "being free" or a sunset reminds some kind of romantic feeling. Ancient Greeks were impreesing the concept of laughing or to crying with certain masks and now we have many concept like that. All of them are curved to our mind and creates a collective memory. All kind of ethic or austethic matters are suggetsed by artists and accepted by the normal people.
If I watch a movie about an adult and free minded woman fells in love with a young man. And young mans's parent goes to talk that woman to left the young boy; we all remember the legendary novel of Mr. Alexander Dumas "La Dame aux Camélias"...That's culture...So we can talk the effects of Mr. Dumas on the Movie directors. So if a director trys to explain a movie star that he/she need a charecther like "La Dame aux Camélias" then the actress will understand what is the director is concerning about.
When I read your article I got many good saying from our dear Mr. Bukowski..."An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way, and an artist says a hard thinhg in a easy way..." is one of them. We all can be effected by some feelings but artists are the best people to impress that situations in a simple and very effective ways. So Bukowski can live something and expeses it in a way of his own. That's the way of Bukowski...
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People can use their minds to adapt themselves into new situations. So if we faced a new subject we can try to remember something similar to it ot discribe the new subject. It is the way of learnig...So if I know what symmetry is then I can describe what is the originality of "Mona Lisa"... If I know Bukowski or his point of view then I can create new version of his ideas. They can be parallel with Bukowski's way or opposite of it. If ı am succesful to create the new versions of Bukowsk's ideas then I am a succcessful artist. This would be my interperetation.
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According to me" Artist is a person who creates some subjects from very well know ojcets in his own way to show it in a different way. Viewers ( audiences) must join (or agree) with that artist about the difference that he creates. If we saw a artwork with an umbrella, must say "that's an umbrella but represented in a very original way." But never said that it reminds an umbrealla but it s not clear, it can be an umbrella or helicopter...We must admire the way with the artists are intrepret the ideas and be agree withs it's recvelutionary style to represent it...
Shortly artists are trasferring thier memorries to us in an artistic way nad they are creating a collective memory out the cetain subjects. normal people are getting familiar to their rules of describing the things. And they imitate the artist's way creations...And creation is something very passionate... Once you begin to create you can not stor your self from prosessing...
lets finish the things with the coute of Bukovski himself;
"find something you love and let it kill you..."
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BlackCatInTheDark Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Very inspiring journal :) I love the poems and the artworks here.
For me, Charles Bukowski is a wonderful writer, and his poems express a lot of what is going on in each of us.
Thanks for the work!
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kindfullove12 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student General Artist
:devmarioleuvanos: DESIGN, ONCE AGAIN! It is beautiful! I loved how everything is fitted together so that there's still a lot of content around, but not too mcuh negative space where it's distracting. It was easy for my eyes to just go from one content that was added into the journal to the next .. all the poems and devpieces chosen to be featured were beautiful. This is definitely one of my favorite journals :)
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marioluevanos Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you for the nice comment, much appreciated. :)
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