I am looking for opinions on what qualifies someone to use the title artist.. I took the picture of the bridge; but, I don't consider myself an artist, although a few of my photos have won awards. (This one hasn't won any awards, because I have not entered it into a contest.)
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I think that is a great answer one of the best I have ever heard., though it kind of leaves out writers and poets. That's ok.
I like the explanation, although I have found that there is a rough balance between the intellectual and sensual aspects of the artists I have studied, or talked to I am not sure about acting, because I have had little exposure to actors. .
I have had exposure to actors, acting, it is an art, so is writing, poetry, and this answer is a good one, not complete but good all the same I think. I am not sure if emotion is a sense as it seems to be fired by them, emotions need including.
Garreth, I didn't mean to question the validity of acting as an art, but was commenting on my general lack of knowledge about the subject.
leroy64, No worries, I'm not sure I even thought you was but I was just trying to clarify for anybody who might think that it wasn't based on my own experience.
That's why I put... There are so many people who can be considered as artists... Too many to fit into an answer box :-)
I know the work. He did sign his name. If I did that it would be vandalism at best,.
He had a body of work before he presented that piece, so perhaps reputation has a role? That's one of the reasons I am asking the question.
I considered asking "What is art?" This question module isn't big enough. There is a lot of material written on the subject. It seems to change every few decades.
I did consider this answer as well: I am what I think I am, I am an artist because I consider myself to be one, I have much work to back this statement up, so anybody who considers themselves to be an artist is one, especially if they can back it up.