An interesting post over at The Art Life blog, where an artist gets nasty over a little criticism. Sure I have been offended, possibly even hurt by criticism before but it was unconstructive and hurtful criticism, certainly nothing as mild as this. And I can't remember attacking the critic like this..
"Unlike you, coward, I shall stab you in the front. Keep on hiding behind your nowheresville little blog, right where you belong, you insignificant shit eating maggot. Never insult my family name again"
Who would want to be a critic?!
I remember an art teacher told me that if I can't handle my work being torn apart and criticized than I am in the wrong game. Or I'm sure it's also possible to avoid criticism by keeping your work in the studio, or doing predictably boring work.