By Patrick Appel
As a former fine artist, I may appreciate this more than you do:
A reader writes:
Please don't condescend to us who don't call ourselves artists, as if we have a somehow lower, degraded aesthetic sense.
Obviously, people who aren't artists can appreciate this film. But when I watch the video, as someone who formerly thought he would be a painter, it reminds me of the thousands of hours I've spent in the studio. I can almost smell the paint. Re-reading that line, I see how it comes off as pretentious, but it was meant more as an apology for being self-indulgent.