Here is a quote from the artist to mark the occasion:
“Bonnat tells me, ‘Your painting isn’t bad; it is chic. But even so, it
isn’t bad. But your drawing is absolutely atrocious.’ So I must gather
my courage and start once again …” —Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
I find this an encouraging remark, reminding anyone who works at art-making that part of the experience is finding the courage to start again, and to use criticism as a means for finding that motivation, if necessary.